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Hog's Back Falls During June 2008
These are photographs of Hog's Back Falls, taken during June of 2008.
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This photograph shows the waterfalls at Hog's Back Falls, as viewed from the viewing area along the west side of the falls.Waterfalls at Hog's Back Falls, Viewed from the Western Side
This is a photograph of the waterfalls at Hog's Back Falls, from the viewing area to the west of the falls. The weir controlling the flow of the water over the falls is visible to the right. It is over this weir that Hog's Back Road runs.Waterfalls and Weir at Hog's Back Falls
This photograph shows rushing water near one of the sluice gates that is part of the weir that separates the start of the waterfalls at Hog's Back Falls from the north end of Mooney's Bay.Rushing Water at a Sluice Gate of the Weir at Hog's Back Falls
This metal plaque is found near the viewing area to the west of Hog's Back Falls, on the side of the stairs leading up to the weir walkway. The plaque states, "THESE ROCKS, SANDSTONES AND LIMESTONES, WERE FORMED ON THE BOTTOM OF A SHALLOW SEA WHICH COVERED THIS REGION IN ORDOVICIAN TIMES SOME 400 MILLION YEARS AGO. NOTE THE RIPPLE MARKS FORMED BY THE ANCIENT WAVES. LATER THE REGION WAS UPLIFED AND THE STRATA HERE WERE FOLDED AND BROKEN. A MAJOR BREAK OR FAULT CAN BE SEEN AT LOW WATER JUST BELOW THE EAST END OF THE BRIDGE. THE PRESENT COURSE OF THE RIVER OVER THESE ROCKS WAS ESTABLISHED AT A STILL MUCH LATER DATE."'The Hogsback' Information Plaque Near Western Viewing Area at Hog's Back Falls
This is a photograph of the waterfalls at Hog's Back Falls.Waterfalls at Hog's Back Falls
This sign at Hog's Back Falls prohibits walking on the other side of the fence upon which it is mounted.Sign Prohibiting Walking on Other Side of Fence at Hog's Back Falls
This is a photograph of the waterfalls at Hog's Back Falls.Waterfalls at Hog's Back Falls
This is a photograph of the waterfalls at Hog's Back Falls, taken from the viewing area to the west of the falls. The weir controlling the flow of the water over the falls is visible in the background. It is over this weir that Hog's Back Road runs.Waterfalls and Weir at Hog's Back Falls
This is a photograph of the waterfalls at Hog's Back Falls.Waterfalls at Hog's Back Falls
This sign prohibits swimming in the water at Hog's Back Falls.Sign Prohibiting Swimming in Hog's Back Falls
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