State/Province/Region
VA
Country
US
Nearest Area
Great Falls, Virginia
Town
Washington,DC
Description

This picture was taken at Great Falls Park, Virginia. Technically the Kayaker is in Maryland. Great Falls is about 10 miles out of Washington, DC and is well known by Kayakers. The falls are considered class 5+ or extreme. The kayaker in this picture was going over a falls they call the spout on the Virginia side. The spout was about a 20 foot drop on the day I took this. The river takes on a green color at times. I climbed out on the rocks to get a better position to take the shot. This stretch of the Potomac is extremely dangerous. About a month ago, two days before I took this picture, a young lady kayaker drowned about 50 feet away from this shot. Two days before that, two fisherman drowned feet from that. The kayaker in this picture was with three others that were making their way to the spot where the young lady died for a memorial service. They were all dressed in black.

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Date Added
August 26, 2013
Date Taken
August 26, 2013

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