Book: Great Falls by John Lopascategories: Book, Photography, Photojournalism, 1862, American Civil War, Washington D.C., Whitewater Kayaking, Great Falls, Virginia, Battle of Antietam, Second Manassas, Time Travel
John Lopasabout this book: Dakota Wesley, arborist by profession; whitewater kayaker/photographer by passion is consumed by spring fever and plays hooky from his real world. From the parking lot at Great Falls National Park in Virginia, he sets out to kayak the Potomac River's most dangerous section of rapids. He carries on him a 35 mm waterproof camera loaded with black & white film to photograph the scenic gorge below the falls. After a life & death struggle against the river's unyielding forces, he discovers a world separated from his own by over one-hundred and fifty years! Equipped only with the clothing on his back, he explores a countryside torn by civil war. His only refuge is the old family homestead where he was raised and faces the original owner who is not without his own troubles. Together, they struggle to survive while Dakota forges a new life using any available means, including one modern gadget that may change his fortunes. Or threaten his existence.
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