Saturday, December 26, 2009

Lower Calf Creek Falls

Three miles down a trail from the Calf Creek campground lies the 130' Lower Calf Creek Falls.

The day Thule and I visited, Dec 16, 2009. There were no fellow hikers on the trail nor anyone at the falls. The trail registry showed a hiker the day before. The next previous entry was 10 days before.

So needless to say it was a quiet and a spiritual visit to the falls. It was a beautiful day with recently fallen snow on the ground and the sun warming everything, myself and the ground, to just above freezing.

However, in the canyon where the falls is located it was fully in the shade so it was rather cool, actually cold like the freezer in your house. In some spots the spray from the falls dampened my face. It was quite exhilarating.

I must have spent 2 hours moving from place to place around the falls trying to capture it's many moods. I stepped in the stream trying to make a stream composition. But it was worth getting a little wet, even with the cold, to get the shot.

The hike was a tough hike trudging thru the snow. Someday I will return without the snow but with many more people no doubt and see the falls in a different light.


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