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Raven Cliff Falls by Mosley Hardy

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Taken by
Mosley Hardy Mosley Hardy
Explore score
0.23 Gigapixels
Date added
Mar 08, 2009
Date taken
Mar 08, 2009

Canon Powershot G9


Raven Cliff Falls is the king of South Carolina waterfalls at an estimated 420 feet. Matthews Creek plunges off Raven Cliff Mountain at the Blue Ridge Escarpment near Caesars Head. The escarpment is where the Blue Ridge Mountains (part of the Appalachian chain) drop abruptly 2,000 feet to the Piedmont below. This sudden drop is the geologic reason why there are so many falls in the area. A very popular 4.4-mile roundtrip trail leads to an overlook across the gorge from the falls. The 4.4-mile hike is moderately difficult with steep descents in the first .25 mile and last .75 mile. That means you will have to ascend on the return trip. When you reach a set of stairs on this trail, you are near the halfway point. When you reach the shelter, turn left to begin the final .75 mile descent to the overlook. Caesars Head State Park is part of the Mountain Bridge Wilderness, a 40,000-acre preserve in northwestern South Carolina.

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3865 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 231 megapixels (18322 x 12654 pixels)
Input images: 49 (7 columns by 7 rows)
Field of view: 46.1 degrees wide by 31.8 degrees high (top=7.5, bottom=-24.4)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot G9
Image size: 4000x3000 (12.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-03-08 12:19:40 - 2009-03-08 12:22:48
Aperture: f/4.8
Exposure time: 0.008
ISO: 80
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 207.7 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 40.4 to 44.9 percent
Vertical overlap: 45.7 to 46.7 percent
Computer stats: 2048 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 56:32 (1:09 per picture)
Alignment: 5:49, Projection: 5:35, Blending: 45:07

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