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Old Mar 7, 2014, 7:37 PM   #1
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Was away for about a week at Cumberland Mountain State Park in Crossville TN for Ranger training, meetings, etc. Took advantage of some spare moments to check out the lovely wet scenes along the Cumberland Plateau.

This dam is said to be the largest masonry structure built by the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps), and is one of the most recognizable landmarks of Cumberland Mountain State Park. It's made of native Crab Orchard sandstone.
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Old Mar 7, 2014, 7:43 PM   #2
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There are several State Natural Areas located near Cumberland Mountain. Here are a few shots of the "main attraction" at Stinging Fork Falls State Natural Area. (Do you have any preference among these different "poses?")
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And here's the view from the Indian Point Overlook at Stinging Fork...
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Another nearby Plateau natural area is Piney Falls. The trail takes you past some fine "up close and personal" views of the local sandstone.
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And then the trail leads to Piney Falls...
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The trail continues behind the falls, and then across the top of the falls!
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Back at Cumberland Mountain, we were also pleased to spot a flock of Buffleheads visiting the park's lake.
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Hope you enjoyed the wet views of the Cumberland Plateau! Thanks in advance for any comments & critique!
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superb set !
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As usual, an enjoyable and informative 'tour' of your area. The geology (sandstone) seems very similar to the sandstone and limestone rock formations here in the Niagara Peninsula. Thanks for sharing.

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