How is it possible, that Rock Run or any stream leading to its banks could ever be considered for hydraulic fracturing? I grew up in Ralston and spent the best days of my youth on or in Rock Run.
This place is so special Backpacker Magazine, a publication of international scope, recognized Second Falls, in Rock Run, as the top swimming hole in the USA. Does anyone in the area know this? Is it possible that residents are unmindful to this natural resource resplendent with cascades of clean clear water that transplants have more regard for its unquestionable beauty and special character?
I have visited the four corners of the United States and have found nothing that eclipsed the natural beauty and the undisturbed tranquility of Rock Run! When I fished at 11,000 feet in the Sierra Nevada, the water was never as sweet nor the air as aromatic.
Rock Run's character is unlike the majesty of Half Dome or the awe one experiences in standing beneath the General Grant tree. These monuments stand alone and can only be observed, Rock Run, on the other hand, offers the visitor a very personal experience with nature and doing so one must become protective of it.
Those willing to risk this gem for short-term gains have no stake in the outcome or lack the ability to recognize Rock Run's fragility and value.