new river gorge
The New River Gorge of West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina presents one of the most scenic places in North America. Beginning in North Carolina, the New River carves through the Appalachian and Blue Ridge Mountains northeastward through Virginia and northwestern through West Virginia. Despite being called the New River Gorge, the river and gorge are believed by mainstream scientists to be very old geologically speaking, because of the lack of younger fossils in the exposed strata. Mainstream scientists describe the gorge being carved by the waters of the New River slowly over 225 million years ago, when they believe the Appalachian Mountains formed. However, creationists have a different view, one that involves the rapid carving of the gorge by the receding floodwaters of the Genesis Flood less than 5,000 years ago. The rapidly receding floodwaters flowing down the rapidly uplifted mountains would produce the energy needed to carve the large gorges of the New River. These large gorges carve directly through the mountains forming "water gaps" that simply could not have formed from the currently flowing waters of the New River. The false interpretation of "the present is the key to the past" where present geologic processes have been in action for most of history does not work here and the only force strong enough to carve these large gorges directly through the mountains is the rapidly receding floodwaters of the Genesis Flood, a catastrophic event that occurred less than 5,000 years ago.