Blogs from Uniontown, Pennsylvania, United States, North America


Ohiopyle Today, I explored Ohiopyle. This town and state park center on a gorge of the Youghiogheny River. The area’s main claim to fame is whitewater rafting, but it has plenty of other ways to get wet and have fun. I used it as a warm-up for the Upper Yough, but it could easily be a destination by itself. I spent last night at the park camping area. It’s a very popular camping spot on a ridge overlooking the gorge. The drive up from the river is steep and hair-raising. I stayed at a carry-in site away from the roadway, which meant that it was quieter than most. The brochure did not mention that most of the carrying had to be done uphill, though! The quiet has a painful limitation, however. The Youghiogheny River is paralleled ... read more
Ohiopyle Falls
Cucumber Slides
Cucumber Slides in low water

North America » United States » Pennsylvania » Uniontown October 22nd 2008

I started today in Ohiopyle. Ohiopyle is a corruption of an Indian name that means "place of white foamy water". The description is apt, because the park is located around a gorge of the Youghiogheny River. The gorge is filled with rapids. They are one of the most popular white-water runs on the East Coast. So popular, in fact, that all rafters, not just commercial trips, need to get permits in advance. I had my fill of rating on the Gauley, so I didn't come here to raft. I came here to hike and see more waterfalls. The day started in downtown Ohiopyle to get breakfast. Everything in the small town seems to revolve around rafting or hunting. Downtown basically consists of the url= read more
Ohiopyle foliage
Foliage Reflected in Meadow Creek
Upper Cucumber Slides

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