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Snow Falls

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Height: 25'


Distance: N/A



Video: Nope

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Latitude:   44° 18.192' N
Longitude: 70° 32.321' W
Elevation:   ~440 ft
Face:         ~180° (S)
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Snow Falls in Oxford Co., ME


Snow Falls near Paris, Maine



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Snow Falls

W. Paris, Oxford, Maine

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Snow Falls near W. Paris, Maine

Snow Falls (8/3/2006, 18 mm, f/22, 1 sec, ISO 100)


This waterfall was a total surprise.


My wife and I were driving up to Bethel, Maine on Route 26 and saw the sign for this rest area.  There is a picnic area and rest rooms, and the dangerous areas near the edge of the water/gorge are fenced off so the little kids won't go floating downriver.


Snow Falls has some character with the upper portion (see pic bottom left) being like a flume and the bottom portion (pic above) a standard plunge.  While not terribly impressive, The volume of flow from the Little Androscoggin River is enough to make this a "must stop" item on the itinerary if you're in the area.  Obviously it's a great place for a picnic.



Getting There

Take Route 26 north out of South Paris, Maine and look for the rest area sign.  It is right at 6 miles north of the intersection of Routes 26 and 119 in South Paris or 2 miles south of Trap Corner, ME.  Rest area will be on your left as you travel north.


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Hike Details

No hike.  Yippee!



Photo Tips

Sun exposure will be a problem most of the day.  There is really no avoiding it here except to pray for clouds or arrive very early/late in the day.


You will need a good tripod to get long exposures.  At higher flows you may want to play with faster shutter speeds with Snow Falls.



As always I recommend the use of a polarizer to cut down on reflections, expecially with all the granite in the state.


Composition - There are many possibilities here but you will be limited by space and fences.  In general you will need a wide angle lens because you'll be working very close to your subject.

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