The day started off cloudy and a bit rainy but the forecast called for it to clear up and it did eventually. I thought we would do a couple of short hikes to get back into it after our string of days away.
Englishman River Falls Provincial Park as an easy 3 km loop trial between the parking lot and the lower and upper falls. This hike is on all the must do lists.
I only found out about Triple Falls by reading someone’s photography blog. It is definitely not very well known but was a short 1.4 km out and back to three small falls.
Down we go from the parking lot to the lower falls.
Across the bridge near the falls. There is a huge, very deep pool right under the bridge so there is a temptation for foolish people to jump.
You couldn’t actually see the falls because they were behind a massive boulder.
A slightly better view down the canyon.
And of course a photosphere.
We went down below the bridge but you couldn’t see the falls from there.
This is a really popular place to swim in the summer. The pool beneath the falls was very clear and had to be at least 20 feet deep in places.
Heading up the other side and along the top of the gorge to the Upper Falls.
The view from its bridge.
They fall into a narrow slot which then turns and flows under us.
And then down the gorge to the lower falls.
We continued on the trail to get some shots from the other side of the falls.
Continuing on the trail we came across this weirdly textured slug. At first I thought someone had stepped on the back half.
Farther around the bend the trail came out on the flats above the falls where people had been practising their stone piling.
This one cheated a bit with some pebble around the bottom.
We sat a little closer to the falls edge and had lunch in the sun.
We always love to watch the patterns in the water.
Afterwards we went back across the bridge and headed towards the car along the other edge of the gorge.
Looking back towards the bridge.
We wondered how this raft of logs formed and stayed up there.
Back at the car we drove the short distance to the trailhead for Triple Falls. There are no markings anywhere. You just have to know. We parked in the turnaround at the end of a dirt road.
A bit of flat.
Then down to the river. This is still Englishman River.
The pictures of these falls did not work out very well. Overhead sun and dark shadows, again. It is a shame because they were quite beautiful.
We came out on top of the lowest falls.
I worked my way around to get a better angle.
The middle falls was just a small cascade in the deep shadows. We skipped it.
This bug had an interesting shadow as it stood on the water.
The upper falls were really a close double falls.
Precariously checking out the pool between the levels.
We sat for a while and had a snack before heading home.
We are nowhere near last year’s waterfall count but we are working on it.