If we're doing waterfalls, I have a good one:
Take a good look at this crazy thing, and see if you can figure out what the heck it's doing!
After a heavy rain, the water has been known to take on an unusual hue
Can anybody name that waterfall? And while you're at it, tell me....
Where am I?
Last edited by Rick Quinn; 06-04-2020 at 12:01 PM.
Rick is correct!
My picture from our 2012 trip. What I remember most about this hike is finding a pile of STEAMING bear poop right on the trail! YIKES....and we kept going!
Getting back to our waterfall: Utahtea, you just got another BINGO!
I love this waterfall; it's almost as if Rube Goldberg (or Salvador Dali) had a hand in the design. The business about the falls changing color after a heavy rain is something I heard about when I was there, but when I did my research later, I discovered that there's actually just one documented occurrence of the phenomenon. After a big storm in the summer of 2009, there was so much red sediment in the runoff that the falls ran pink for a short while. Under the right conditions, it could happen again, but despite anything you might hear to the contrary, this is NOT a regular occurrence:
Waterton Lakes is such a pretty National Park, with a whole different feel to it, especially when compared to Glacier, its sister park in Montana. Waterton really is all about the Lakes, and the lakes are gorgeous; a landscape architect with an unlimited budget couldn't have done as well, putting all those elements together. Almost makes you wonder if there is, perhaps, a Grand Design.
The experience is never complete without a beautiful road:
And a fancy hotel:
And here's the source of the red sediment that turned Cameron Falls pink! (However briefly...)
The Canadian border is currently closed to tourists, due to the pandemic. When it opens again, Waterton Lakes is an excellent relatively easy add-on for anyone planning a trip to Glacier National Park in Montana.
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