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MD - Great Falls - Carderock

Folks,
This meetup is for all you nature lovers. Great Falls - Carderock is loaded with beautiful nature. For more information about Carderock, please read on...
About Carderock: Carderock is a part of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historic Park. It is located on the Potomac River between Vaso Island and the Canal along the Billy Goat Trail.There is no fee to enter the Park. The rock is micha-schist and ranges from 30-50 Ft.with the majority of the climbs about 35 ft. There is a good variety of features in this small area, aproxiamately 200 yds. of friction slabs, overhangs, and cracks. A predominately low angle base makes this an excellent area for bouldering. While the rock is stable, it is not recomended for trad climbing because the protection will slip or break out. Bring enough anchor for trees about 20-30 ft. from the edge of the cliff. There are 35 routes 5.5 to 5.8 and 65 routes from 5.9 to 5.12. Many of the routes can be climbed from the same anchor, providing for good warm-ups and challanges for climbers of all abilities. Carderock can be very crowded on weekends in good weather. Nearest town or city: Cabin John Directions: Directions: From I-495, Take exit #13 to the Clara Barton Parkway, on the Maryland side of the Potomac near Cabin John. Follow the Parkway North to the first exit, Carderock Recreation Area. At the top of the ramp turn left across the Parkway, right to go under the canal, stay right to the last parking lot.
What to bring:
Camera
Tripod
Cable Release
Filters:polarizer, ND filter, Gradual ND fitler etc.
Michael
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PS:Start a discussion about this. Questions are welcome.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I've put up some pictures from this meetup. I took about 400 pictures and filtered down to about 93 I really like. My online album for this collection is at http://www.adetoye.com/?p=39 . It was great meeting you guys.

    April 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was great, much better than I expended

    April 6, 2013

    • Kiran B.

      Thanks so much for bringing the extra tripod and the photo tips. Really appreciate it!

      April 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      It was a pleasure. And it was nice meeting you and the other guys. It does appear that they're not part of this group though, I can't find any of them on here. I also made it to the water and there was such a beautiful area we missed completely right by the water, I'll put up some pics.

      April 7, 2013

  • Kiran B.

    Hi...just got my DSLR this week. I dont have a Tripod, Cable Release and any of the filters. Would i still be able to attend this meetup?

    April 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'd say come with what you have. I have a spare tripod I can bring along for you, it's a little funky but it works. I don't have a shutter release either but I've found that the 2-second timer works great in its stead. It's a great learning experience shooting with other people.

      April 5, 2013

    • Kiran B.

      Thanks Olayinka! I'll try to make it tomorrow. Hopefully i'll see you and the rest of the group in the morning.

      April 5, 2013

  • Mel S.

    I apologize but won't be able to make it tomorrow. I completely forgot about a previous commitment that I had made. The weather looks perfect. Have a great time!

    April 5, 2013

  • Michael P.

    I will be arriving around 11:00 - 12:00ish for this meetup. I have some important work to do with an exhibit.

    April 5, 2013

  • Mel S.

    I live in Olney and am an avid amateur photographer. I'm looking forward to meeting others with a similar passion.

    March 21, 2013

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