West Virginia is a paradise for waterfall hunters: Perhaps no other state in the eastern U.S. can boast as many falls, as few others can boast as many mountains. Two important ranges course through the Mountain State — the Alleghenies and the Cumberlands, both of which harness the rains and provide the drops in elevation necessary to create falls.
Randall Sanger, author of “Waterfalls of Virginia and West Virginia,” is among the foremost photographers of West Virginia waterfalls and has contributed greatly to its fame as a destination for waterfall hunters. He has provided the following images of ten of the many cataracts his had the opportunity to immortalize.
An upper Falls of Wolf Creek (above) is one of several waterfalls that drop into the New River Gorge near Fayetteville, West Virginia.
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