Ricketts Glenn State Park

 

Only a short distance from High Knob Overlook, why not check out Ricketts Glen's waterfalls on the same day?

This is their website - http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/rickettsglen/

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Love the pics!!!

    June 17, 2013

  • Donna K

    Can't wait to do again in the fall!

    June 9, 2013

  • Chris

    Enjoyed the meetup, we hit the bottom falls this time around.

    June 9, 2013

  • Capn S.

    Both of today's meetups will have to be repeated! They were outstanding!!!

    1 · June 9, 2013

  • Capn S.

    I'm leaving shortly...

    June 8, 2013

  • Walt

    Weatherr will be great for the falls.

    June 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    canceled due to weather ?

    June 7, 2013

    • Capn S.

      I sent out the email this morning...

      June 7, 2013

  • Crystal

    As it was already mention, Ricketts Glen is no walk in the park. I make a yearly trip to Ricketts Glen, sometimes twice or 3 times a year. It's a really beautiful hike along the falls trail. From Rt 118 it's 7 mile trip. From lake rose parking lot, its about 5miles. This is going down the mountain and coming back up. Sneakers are fine, but best to wear hiking boots. Take plenty of water and food. Also since this is on a weekend, be prepare for it to be busy. And having plenty of people in your way. People tend to eat, relax near the falls, and of course swim near the falls. If you want waterfall photos without people, it's best to shoot during the week and as soon as it's light enough to see to hike. Here are some of my photos from RG. http://crystal-wightman.artistwebsites.com/art/all/ricketts+glen+state+park/all

    June 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi all just checked into Ricketts Glen camp site nothing that I see for this date.

    May 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Try Worlds End State Park. If you are also doing the High Knob shoot you may find that it a convenient place to stay. I'm sure they have sites available for this date.

      June 3, 2013

  • judy d.

    Hi Al-there are 3 of us in my car and you are welcome to join.. 3 women and you so it might be fun for you!!
    Judy
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    May 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Lol thanks Judy!

      May 29, 2013

  • Denise D.

    Is anyone going from the Philadelphia area (just for the day) and can take a passenger? I live in the Northeast, but could meet you somewhere, and chip in for gas.

    May 27, 2013

    • Jane Selleck B.

      High Knob is magnificent along with world's end state park. all of that area is gorgeous and lots of sun light and shadows. really beautiful.

      May 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Judy maybe all three could ride together. Al

      1 · May 29, 2013

  • Patricia B.

    I'm so upset. I just learned that I have to be on call this weekend. The location is too far away for me to manage both work and play. :( I hope everyone has a great time, can't wait to see the pictures. Sorry to anyone who I would have driven. :(

    May 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    A maybe ?

    May 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi was just there over the weekend 5/24 with Suburban adventures was cold wet but turned out nice ,yes very steep and wet but doable. I would think staying over is a wise choice .We stayed in the in the group camping area ,bathrooms no showers but there are showers located at the beach area .Just putting it out there and I see some philly people who like to car pool .

    May 29, 2013

  • Jane Selleck B.

    Hi - Ricketts Glen is very challenging. My family, children and close friends have bedded down in the cabins at Rickett's Glen State Park many times. Leading down to the falls, the natural slate "steps" are steep and slippery - that's STEEP & SLIPPERY. But, after you bask in the vision of all the falls, you have to come back and it's up, up, up all the way to the cabin road. Even experienced hiders have arrived from the "falls" panting and stressed. If you are not experienced, seasoned hiker - do not try to do the falls trails. Another place close by Ricketts is Eaglesmere - Rt. 220 - check it out. It will not disappoint. Jane

    May 20, 2013

  • judy d.

    Who is going to hike and then do the evening shoot? Of course, that means staying for the nite?
    Judy
    Anyone want to carpool?

    May 10, 2013

    • Donna K

      Judy, I would like to go to Ricketts Glen for the day. I have another shoot the next day and I don't think I can do everything. If you find someone to carpool for both events that's fine, but if you only want to drive up for the day, I can do that.

      May 11, 2013

    • Donna K

      Thanks anyway Judy. I made other plans.

      May 12, 2013

  • Susan F.

    For those who have never been to Ricketts Glenn. The Falls Trails are beautiful, but not easy. Sneakers are fine as long as they have tread. It is an arduous hike. I recommend a walking stick. Lots of walking up and down steep (natural steps) Which follow the falls. Bring water and food to keep up your energy.
    Be sure not to carry too much equipment if hiking the falls. Ricketts Glen is beautiful, but the trails are NOT a walk in the park.

    1 · May 10, 2013

    • Donna K

      Susan, thanks for posting that. I was thinking the same thing. I am an athletic person who does yoga, cardio, weights AND hiking, and I found it to be a challenge. Definitely tread on a hiking boot/walking shoe is necessary. There are several other nice trails for those that don't want to brave the big one.

      1 · May 11, 2013

  • judy d.

    Walt-
    Are you planning to do both shoots and staying over? Judy

    May 10, 2013

    • judy d.

      What time are you going and when do you think that you will go home the next day? I forgot where you live.. I'm in Washington Crossing. Do you still have room in your car? I worry that day will be very long!

      May 10, 2013

    • Walt

      I am not driving ....

      May 11, 2013

  • Jill

    Wow, a 3 hour drive for me. : ( I may try to make it. Anyone know any good hotels in the area?

    May 6, 2013

    • Walt

      We are staying at the Candlewood Suites

      May 10, 2013

  • meg m.

    How much hiking will be involved? What kind of camera gear will I need? Are hiking boots recommended, or just a good pair of sneakers? I take it I'll need a wide-angle lens for good landscapes and I kind of want to get a tripod to prevent shake when were on level ground. I have a telephoto. What exactly is a telephoto for, anyway? I can get a wide-angle and anything else I may need ASAP and get acquainted with it before the shoot. I have a big old book bag, too, I'm not sure if that's safe or practical enough with what we're doing.

    May 1, 2013

    • meg m.

      Thanks Judy. I'll probably have to order hiking boots on-line. My feet are impossibly wide, but rugged little buggers- I must say!

      May 2, 2013

    • Patricia B.

      Meg - hiking boots strongly advised. I would suggest gear that you can strap to your back and keep your hands free as well. If you have walking sticks, one might be recommended for balance (unless you find them cumbersome, which I often do!)

      May 9, 2013

  • Patricia B.

    I was at this location years ago for a hike. We took the 'long' hike into the waterfalls and upon finding the tallest waterfall, we found it filled with school kids eating snacks. Apparently there is a driveway not far from some of the falls and you can casually walk to it. I think if you are of limited 'hiking' capability, you can still visit and still get good waterfall shots. Then you can decide if you want to venture onto the trail or not. But the trails are not developed when I was there last - and I highly recommend a good pair of boots (not sneakers) and maybe a walking stick as well.

    May 9, 2013

  • judy d.

    Jill-
    Where will you be driving from? Judy

    May 6, 2013

  • judy d.

    Don't order boots on internet.. You have to get them fitted properly from a store like EMS. Leave room for heavy socks and maybe even wear a man's boot.. Important to get the right fit... AND break them in before the actual hiking..

    May 2, 2013

  • judy d.

    Hi-
    I was thinking of going to aft hiking and then star gazing with group at nite. It's too far to travel and might have to sleep over nite.. Looking for roommate and car share.. I would be happy to drive. .Judy

    April 30, 2013

    • meg m.

      Sure. I'll bunk with you if we can find car share.

      May 1, 2013

    • meg m.

      Oh! I forgot. You're driving! I guess I got confused. Thanks Judy! (Things that make you go hmmm....) And yes, I'd be happy to room with you.

      May 1, 2013

  • Patricia B.

    Did someone contact me about car pooling to this event? If so contact me again? The past week has been very busy and I can't seem to find the email/chat/txt/or whatever media of communication was used. Thank you!!

    April 30, 2013

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