Indiana Road Trip Part 1
Waterfalls & Abandoned Places
You may recall last September I went on a little road trip around Indiana, seeking out Waterfalls and Caverns to explore and photograph, but we only managed to get through half of our outlined "two day trip". Last month my friends and I were able to finish this outline, exploring caverns, waterfalls, and a couple of abandoned locations on the eastern and southern side of Indiana.
This is part 1 of 2, which will focus on the parks, waterfalls, and abandoned locations we explored. Our journey started early in the morning at Thistlewaite Falls in Richmond, Indiana. The nearby Old Reid Hospital was quite a site to see. Unfortunately, the entire area is being demolished as we speak and the main building (in the photo below) is clearly being quarantined so definitely not safe to enter. We opted to photograph this location with the drone. From there, we went about an hour and a half south to Anderson Falls in Hartsville, Indiana where we photographed the beautiful decaying exterior of Butlerville High School and Elementary School. Once again, we opted not to enter a dangerously collapsing location. Instead, we took some great shots from the exterior and looking in.Aerial Video of Old Reid Hospital
From there, Muscatatuck Park was just around the corner in North Vernon. The park featured beautiful cliffs of rock and moss. Our last stop for the day was the enormous Clifty Falls State Park in Madison, Indiana. There were several amazing waterfalls that cascaded over huge cliffs. There was also a tiny cavern to explore (which will be featured in Part 2 next Thursday).
The last waterfall on our list was Hemlock Cliffs, though the waterfalls there were pretty much dried up. The trails, however, were extremely photogenic, with hand built stone steps in and around rock formations. I hope you enjoy the photos below, and stay tuned next Thursday for Part 2: Cavern Exploration!Aerial Video of Waterfalls