Day Trips With a Splash: Northeastern Swimming Holes|
Itís a big, round hole cored straight into pale yellow rock and dressed with dense, dark green fringe of hemlock and rhododendron.
A dandy fall just above the main fork of the Cheat River with 180 degrees of surrounding rock and unbelievable headward erosion that has left it undercut by as much as 10 feet at the lip. Thatís almost as deep as the fall is tall.
So charmed is this place that even the rock that clutters the pool has the advantage of being nice flat slabs that make for excellent seating. The water color and clarity is superb, but for all the wrong reasons.
The starling color is probably due to metals like aluminum that have leached into the stream from the mines above. And part of the rock's pale yellow tinge is also from the mines.
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