Potomac River Mather Gorge Great Falls National Park Autumn Sunrise.jpg
The deceptively calm waters of the Potomac River churn through the deep and straight Mather Gorge along the cliff-lined banks of Great Falls National Park in Fairfax County, Northern Virginia. Mather Gorge, named after Stephen Mather, the first director of the National Park Service, is the result of the fall line, a geologic transition from the harder rock of the Appalachian Piedmont to the softer rock of the Coastal Plain. On this particular morning, the sunrise provided amazing light and color to accentuate the autumn foliage and dramatic landscape.
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