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Painted Quarry | Virginia Swimming

Painted Quarry

Painted Quarry lies an hour West of Shenandoah National Park. Location found using the Big Swings App. Beautiful landscapes filled with mountain peaks, farmlands, and animal life surround the area. Lush Maple, Yellow Poplar, Ash, and Basswood hardwoods make up the expanse of hillsides and forests. Painted Quarry sits silently among the […]

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Powder Hole | PA

Known only to a few, Powder Hole is a 28-foot waterfall below a 19th century train trestle, deep amid the Pocono Mountains on the Wapwallopen Creek. The mill was constructed as the Dupont’s first Powder Mill. They harnessed the power of the river to make blasting powder, hence the name […]

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Cold Shock Response | Dangers and Training

Cold Shock Response is the physiological response of organisms to sudden cold—in this case humans and cold water. Immediate symptoms of Cold Shock Response can include: Original gasp for air, Hyperventilation, and Heart Attack. The shock of cold water causes involuntary inhalation; people often take this initial gasp while entering […]

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Safety While Cliff Jumping

Safety While Cliff Jumping   Understanding Your Environment Being safety conscious while cliff jumping is absolutely imperative- many factors come into play.  Attempting cliff jumping without the proper education can be deadly; this article was written to provide safety guidelines to follow while you are jumping. “Be aware of your surroundings; […]

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