Saturday, September 19, 2009

Wells Gray Provincial Park

In August I spent an amazing day in Wells Gray Provincial Park. The park is located only a couple of hours north of Kamloops. Wells Gray Park is known for waterfalls, wilderness and and wildlife. We didn't encounter wildlife on this trip but we experienced the wilderness in comfort from a 360 degree viewing tower and saw plenty of water falls up close. The Helmcken Falls, at 141 metres will take your breath away and is the fourth highest in Canada. In the shot above I decided to focus on the water, as is falls 141 meters, instead of trying to capture the whole scene. I always remind myself when at a waterfall like this, that they do not turn it off at 8 PM when the tourists go home. Water keeps falling over this edge 24/7 all year long have been doing so for a long long time.

We also took in the Spahats Falls, Dawson Falls and ended the day with a magnificent hike through the forest trails to a 50 meter waterfall. The name of this waterfall has escaped me at this point but the memory of standing beneath the falls will always stay with me. What a rush. The water was cold but bearable and it just hammered down on you.

For more photos from Wells Gray Park follow the link.


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