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 Post subject: Bath Branch Falls
PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2021 3:54 pm 
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Random references to a set of falls hidden away in the Innovation Quarter crossed from muted curiosity to a Sunday expedition, thanks to the recent posts in the Downtown Development thread. Smain was correct about their whereabouts, I'd say:

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It's somewhere in here

Actually it's in here: https://goo.gl/maps/qfUq8S3yFhNGdSFb7
Which correlates with the linked slideshow. I thought it was strange the slideshow doesn't even show the falls?
It's a no brainer that this area will be cleaned up eventually when a building or park space is developed. It's owned by WFIQ and in between WFIQ and WSSU.....


The Bath Branch emerges from underground south of the railway that crosses over Research Parkway:

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A sunny day following the previous day's rains and storms gave me a chance to capture an increased but muddy cascade over the rocks:

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I would imagine this is not an easy summer venture, thanks to all the kudzu, the snaky hiding places, and the steep ravine the branch flows through:

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An interesting find and well worth the stroll from downtown to get there, if for no other reason than to see if the falls could be located.


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 Post subject: Re: Bath Branch Falls
PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2021 5:06 pm 
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This should be a beautiful park, whenever they finally reach this phase! A 12 foot / 3.7 metre waterfall in a rocky gorge and the way it's stretched-out! Someone please build an observation bridge and seating areas!

Thank you for photographing this!


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 Post subject: Re: Bath Branch Falls
PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2021 5:30 pm 
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Wow, just wow!

Someone call the man with the goats (who the city has employed at Quarry Park) to take care of that kudzu, and let's get started!!


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 Post subject: Re: Bath Branch Falls
PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2021 5:31 pm 
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and please include some sort of place for folk to sit and snack whilst watching this natural display.


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