A two foot high bank stretches the width of the lake !

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Comments (3)

David Brown Photogra… on May 1, 2008

Yes, Falls Lake is back at just a tad above normal now. It is swollen by the saping rain which makes the lake, where this photo was taken, 1/4 mile wide and navigable. I have never made it so high up the lake and was astonished to find a 2 foot step in the lake. I might never see this again!

I have hiked the MST in the mountains but the Piedmont stretch holds no appeal. I would enjoy also the coast I think.

Closed on January 18, 2010

Greetings from Canada eh! You have beautiful pictures. I noticed after I submitted mine, some of our pictures are of the same place near Fort Fisher NC. Being from the Great White North I've seen many beaver dams and I thought I'd put out the suggestion that the "bank" you see in this picture may be in fact a beaver dam predating the near extinction of beavers a century ago in this area. After many years the wood they build them with root & grow trees,strengthening the dam and making it wider, but making them less distinguishable than more recently constructed dams. All in all very interesting speculation, which is one reason I admire your photos so much, they really get 'ya thinkin'! Thanks for submitting them for the world to see, Gord

David Brown Photogra… on January 18, 2010

Yep, I reckon your right Gord this is a huge dam beaver dam and as you will notice its on a lake called .... Beaver Dam

When we are out paddling in our kayaks on the lake in the evenings we see them toodling about with a twig or somesuch piece of building material. Its a great thing to see.

I am looking forward to seeing some of you Fort Fisher pictures. Until then, thanks for dropping in and stay warm up there!

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 27, 2008
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    by David Brown Photogra…
    • Camera: SONY CYBERSHOT
    • Taken on 2008/04/27 12:31:18
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/800)
    • Focal Length: 9.20mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash