I think I"m going to christen the next two weeks 'Waterfall Weeks'. It's a great time to photograph waterfalls, with the spring runoff flowing high and fast. And I've been to 9 different waterfalls in the past 3 weeks I think, but so far only posted pictures of 4 of them. Hope you enjoy waterfall pictures!
This one is the ephemeral Woodford Waterfalls that we hiked into last week when there was still more snow left. The Bruce Trail Guide calls it a 'disappearing waterfall', and indicates 'that it only flows for about 1 week a year, when water thunders over the edge of the escarpment'. The rest of the year the water disappears into a crevice upstream and emerges at a spring at the bottom. This is a panoramic view of part of it; it continues downhill beyond the right side of the picture.
It's a fairly long walk in, and that day the woods was downright ghostly with mist.
At one point along the trail there is an old lime kiln, built right into a crevice in the cliff, with a front wall of stone added - probably well over 100 years ago.
We had to watch our footing on the trail. It was icy in places, and in other spots the snow still hid crevices you could fall into!
When we got to the stream, this is what we saw. The temporary stream is curving around a small valley right in front of the trail, starting to drop down over the rocks.
Looking to the right, you could see the water falling downhill, ledge after ledge.
We backtracked and climbed down to try and see the lower part of the falls. This section is about the steepest; it's tumbling over rocks rather than dropping straight down over a cliff.
Right in front of me two channels were joining, and continuing on down. The water was roaring, and there was certainly no way to cross the creek to continue any further.
Below me at that point the stream tumbles on down to the bottom. The neatest part of this for me was that it only flows like this for a few days, so we were seeing something that few other people ever see. A few more pictures tomorrow.