Sunday, July 29, 2007

#228 Ragged Mountain Natural Area

Close to our home is the nature preserve called Ragged Mountain Natural Area.
Owned by the city of Charlottesville, the small reservoir at Ragged Mountain supplies a portion of the city’s drinking water. In the next two years, the dam will be enlarged, raising the lake level 45 feet and flooding most of the area we hiked.

I imagined doing the same hike then in a diving suit with lead shoes and a big iron helmet with a porthole window.

Yours in hiking under water,

1 comment:

  1. Looks beautiful, and seems such a shame to inundate a place like that.

    Wish you could send it here to Indiana.