Touring the North Fork Watershed with Google Earth

We recognize that some (even most) may find our Google Earth Project a bit challenging to navigate and for that reason we have created a series of screenshots with accompanying directions to guide you on your tour. In order for this to work properly you must download the Google Earth application (IT IS FUN AND IT IS FREE!) to your computer. You can do that very easily by visiting this link http://www.google.com/earth/index.html .

In addition you will need to download the kml file for the North Fork Watershed by clicking here. (It is a zip file and you will need to extract it to a handy location on your computer. We suggest your desktop for easy access or creating a folder in your documents to hold this file. Name this folder whatever you want, it makes no difference to us.

AND NOW YOU ARE READY TO BEGIN!

Simply double-click the file, and Google Earth should automatically open the North Fork Watershed Project. If for some reason this method does not work, simply open Google Earth, select the “File” menu in the upper left hand corner, and select “Open” from the drop down menu. A small window will open where you can select the North Fork Watershed KML.

WOW THAT IS A LOT OF STUFF TO LOOK AT!

It is more that a lot and it is more than just stuff. But with so much information in one place it may be a bit trying to figure out what to do. So let's start at the beginning.

WHERE IS THE NORTH FORK OF THE BLACKWATER'S WATERSHED?

(PLEASE USE THE BUTTONS AT THE BOTTOM TO NAVIGATE THIS SCREENSHOT TOUR.)

(Click here for printable directions)

TO TOUR THE NORTH BRANCH OF THE POTOMAC, PLEASE CLICK HERE.