I went on a strenuous hike in the Wissahickon. Even though the leaves were gone from the trees on city trees, leaves seem to stay on the trees longer in the Wissahickon Gorge.
In this photo the Wissahickon Creek joins the larger faster Schuylkill River. Apparently, a recent study found that the Wissahickon water did not disperse throughout the Schuylkill River but flowed along the banks. This means the Queen Lane water intake station which is several yards don’t processes Wissahickon Water unadulterated by the Schuylkill River water at this particular spot.
The Wissahickon water is waste water from five waster water treatment plants in Montgomery County. This means recycled and recycled again water.
A path that overlooks the Wissahickon and Lincoln Drive.
Several fellow hikers climbed these steps and counted. Each came down with a different count. One hundred and two steps seems to be the average.
Would you like to go on hikes in the Wissahickon? Visit the Friends of the Wissahickon website for details.
Get a waterproof trail map of the Wissahickon here.
Field Trips: Water Ecosystems