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  1. #251
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    Default Sometimes, staying closer to home is plenty Grand enough

    Quote Originally Posted by landmariner View Post
    I was thinking along the Snake River in Idaho Falls.
    Well, there's no G in Snake, and Idaho is pretty darned close to Montana, so I'd say probably not. I'm gonna take a wild guess here, and assume these are closer to home for our friend glc. I'll just bet that these are the Grand Falls, on Shoal Creek, near Joplin, Missouri!

    Rick

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    Default How many different directions can a waterfall fall?

    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?

    Rick
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    Rick is correct!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Quinn View Post
    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?

    Rick
    This one I know because we've done the hike twice! Cameron Falls, Waterton National Park, Alberta, Canada.

    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!



    Utahtea

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    Default This actually happened! (No Photoshop involved!)

    Quote Originally Posted by Utahtea View Post
    This one I know because we've done the hike twice! Cameron Falls, Waterton National Park, Alberta, Canada.

    What I remember most about this hike is finding a pile of STEAMING bear poop right on the trail! YIKES....and we kept going!

    Utahtea
    STEAMING, no less! That'll get your juices flowing, especially in Grizzly territory! As most of y'all are aware, Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta literally borders Glacier National Park in Montana, and that whole part of the Rockies is Bear Country, for real.

    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.

    Rick
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