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Spring Loop Stop #3

Sep 06 2014 Published by under Chaos Canyon Cascades, Glacier Gorge, Spring

Chaos Canyon Cascades #1

Chaos Canyon Cascades Spring Gallery

     I’m writing this post early on a Friday night with every intention of pressing ‘Publish’ then immediately crawling into bed so that I can wake up before any sane person should on a Saturday morning to go back to this (among other) waterfall. I visited it in the late spring, as part of the unexpectedly long hike that I’ve posted about already.
     Finding this falls took care, as it is another that is off the trails enough that there aren’t even any obvious paths to follow to it. It is also a tricky falls to photograph as the cascades tumble down the mountainside for almost a quarter mile, losing hundreds of feet of elevation at the same time in a narrow crease between the mountains. Hiking to it in the late spring, I had terrifying visions of losing my footing on the unavoidable snow fields and then tumbling like the water beside be, unable to arrest myself. Tomorrow, I hope, will be easier as the long days of summer should have melted even the most stubborn of snows. How I will return to photograph these during the winter, when the snows are even more treacherous and conditions less stable, is something I’ll chose to deal with when the time comes.

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