Tag archives for Whitemarsh Valley

Whitemarsh Through Valley between Plymouth and Wissahickon Creeks

The Whitemarsh Through Valley between Plymouth Creek and Wissahickon Creeks is one of several low elevation through valleys linking the Wissahickon Creek valley upstream from Wissahickon Gorge with the Schuylkill River and is a west to east oriented valley underlain by easily eroded bedrock and bounded on the south by an erosion resistant upland and […]

Sandy Run Elbow of Capture near Fort Washington

Sandy Run originates in Roslyn and flows in a west direction along the Camp Hill ridge south flank or the Whitemarsh Valley north side toward the south oriented Wissahickon Creek, but instead of continuing in a west direction Sandy Run turns abruptly at the Sandy Run Elbow of Capture to flow in a north direction […]

Fort Washington Water Gaps (Wissahickon Creek and Sandy Run)

Two adjacent water gaps can be seen just south of Fort Washington. The first, the Wissahickon Water Gap, is where Wissahickon Creek flows in a south direction between Fort Hill (east) and Militia Hill (west). The second, the Sandy Run Water Gap, is where Sandy Run turns from flowing in a west direction to flow […]