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Catch-up #7

Jan 01 2015 Published by under Glacier Gorge, Summer, Timberline Falls

Timberline Falls Summer #6

Timberline Falls Summer Gallery

And with this, I’ve finally posted all the photos I took in 2014. In the three and a half years since I had the idea for this project, I’ve made some progress, but not nearly as much as I’d expected. I’ve taken twenty-three separate hikes, totalling over one hundred and seventy miles of hiking. I’ve taken several thousand photos of the waterfalls of Rocky Mountain National Park, though most of those were uninteresting or unusable.

Of my original goal that I set of photographing each of the 31 waterfalls in each season (a total of 124 total visits), I’ve made 46, or just over a third of the total number for the project.

I’ve completed my goal of visiting only three of the waterfalls in each season, Copeland Falls, Calypso Cascades, and Ouzel Falls.

As another year begins, I’m going to keep plugging away at this project. Someday I hope to finish it, but if I don’t I’ll still have had many great days out in the mountains, and that’s not a bad thing at all.

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Catch-up #3

Dec 30 2014 Published by under Glacier Gorge, Ribbon Falls, Summer

Ribbon Falls Summer #1

Ribbon Falls Summer Gallery

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Catch-up #2

Dec 30 2014 Published by under Glacier Falls, Glacier Gorge, Summer

Glacier Falls Summer #4

Glacier Falls Summer Gallery

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End of Year Catch-up

Dec 28 2014 Published by under Alberta, Glacier Gorge, Summer

Alberta Falls Summer #1

Alberta Falls Summer Gallery

Before the end of the year (only a few days away), I’ll have posted the remaining photos I’ve taken during 2014. Maybe as a prompt to continue the project into yet another year. Maybe as an impetus and reminder that I haven’t gotten close to finishing yet. Maybe as inspiration to myself to get out and get shooting.

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Summer’s End

Oct 03 2012 Published by under McGregor Ranch Trailhead, Summer, West Creek Falls

The equinox was a week and a half ago, which means the end of the first full summer for this project. Last summer, I posted the first set of photos in what I thought was going to be a one-year effort. In retrospect, it was ridiculous that I thought I’d be able to finish this project in one year. I’ve often been accused of being far too optimistic (usually regarding the outcome of elections), but to think I could do this in one year seems amusing in retrospect. Of course, that doesn’t stop me from thinking I could have easily done it if I didn’t have to worry about my job, my house, my novel, my. . . . . .

West Creek Summer #8

West Creek Falls Gallery

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Hunting Season

Sep 25 2012 Published by under Bridal Veil, McGregor Ranch Trailhead, Summer

Bridal Veil Summer #8

Bridal Veil Falls Summer Gallery

Like the water that falls within Rocky Mountain National Park and flows out across the country, the trails I use to visit some of the falls in this project have many varied users.
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‘Whiskey is for drinkin’, water is for fighting’

Sep 06 2012 Published by under East Inlet Falls, East Inlet Trailhead, Summer

East Inlet Summer #6

East Inlet Falls Summer Gallery

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‘Back Home Again’

Sep 01 2012 Published by under Adams, East Inlet Trailhead, Summer

There’s a storm across the valley, clouds are rollin’ in
the afternoon is heavy on your shoulders.
There’s a truck out on the four lane, a mile or more away
the whinin’ of his wheels just makes it colder.

He’s an hour away from ridin’ on your prayers up in the sky
and ten days on the road are barely gone.
There’s a fire softly burning; supper’s on the stove
but it’s the light in your eyes that makes him warm.
—- John Denver “Back Home Again”

Adams Summer #4

Adams Falls Summer Gallery

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Summer at Thousand Falls

Aug 26 2012 Published by under Endovalley, Summer, Thousand

Thousand Falls Summer Gallery

Thousand Falls Summer Gallery

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A photograph missed

Aug 14 2012 Published by under Summer, Windy Gulch Cascades

I finally found Windy Gulch Cascades. I’d looked for them last fall on my way up to see Fern and Marguerite Falls, but a combination of dry weather and rough terrain confounded me. A little time spent on the great Google led to hike reports from others that gave me the secret I’d missed to finding Windy Gulch. This is definitely not a waterfall that lies within the usual realm of the tourists. For starters, it is small. Where the ‘stream’ crosses the trail, the water doesn’t even seem enough to flow, more widely wetting the dirt. At the falls, that trickle is funneled into some coherence, but not one that would warrant a side-trip to see. This is combined with the scrambling and bushwhacking it took to get to them. I spent more time probing potential routes up the rocks than I did photographing the Falls.

Windy Gulch #1

Windy Gulch Cascades Gallery

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