John & Anne Wiley

2012/03/06

Falling

I chanced to get this unusual view of Seven Falls that I really like. It’s nearly straight down and might be uncomfortable or confusing to look at, so be warned. If you look at the full-size version (or the larger rotated one on my Photo Page) your mind could be stretched a bit.

0383 Falling

0383 Falling

As you know if you’ve looked at all my blog posts and the entire Photo Page, I love waterfalls. They’re fun on the ground, in the water, and from the air. When I was a hawk I used to swoop down to drink and bathe in pools like this, and slip through the mists of every waterfall in my domain. No surprise I’m exploring waterfalls anew since getting my pilot’s license, so maybe “falling” is an apt verb to describe such activity. This unusual vertical view gives me an illusion of falling into the photo, even though it was taken in a gentle turning descent. As a reward or reassurance for surviving the above pic, here’s a more normal view taken later in the turn as we looked back at the falls.

0388 Seven Falls

0388 Seven Falls

It’s easy to see why this is a very popular spot with hikers able to handle the somewhat strenuous hike in. When it’s hot you’ll often see happy hikers cooling off in the pools or warming up again on the smooth rocks. Though we’ve visited falls like this, hiking to Seven Falls is still on our wish list.

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