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41 15' 84 N
75 25' 24 W

The Lehigh River begins its journey in a sequence of glacial marshes and bogs in the Gouldsboro, Pennsylvania area. This area is part of the Glaciated Pocono Plateau Section of the Appalachian Plateau Province. The elevation at the headwaters of the river is about 2,200 feet above sea level. During its 103-mile journey to the Delaware River, the elevation of the river drops nearly 1,000 feet.

The river serves as a boundary for most of the counties in the watershed. It flows through a number of state parks and recreation areas. The river also contains a variety of different geologic formations. The unique characteristics of the river’s geology and history are explored throughout this photojournal.

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Panorama 1 (Taken at 41 15' 84 N, 75 25' 24 W) (650 K)

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Headwaters to Lehigh Gorge | Jim Thorpe to Walnutport | Triechler's to Allentown | Bethlehem to Easton

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