I posted before about Athabasca Falls, but Kathy and I were there this summer and I thought I would share new pictures.
This is a view looking up river. The river is fairly wide and narrows rapidly at the gorge.
This is a view of the falls plunging into the gorge. According to the signs, the falls create, and recreate their path through the gorge constantly.
Kathy took this from the foot bridge which spans the gorge. I walked across which is a first for me. There are hiking trails on that side of the river that work their way further up-stream.
Kathy took this picture from the bridge to show the rings the water grooved into the wall of the canyon. It is like an old washing machine down there.
We got much closer to the falls on this side of the bridge. I got a much stronger sense of the power of the falls through the sound and the way it shakes the ground on that side.
I walked down these steps which are an old channel for the river and the falls. The water carved a new path and abandoned this one.
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Thank you for a beautiful post. It was a pleasure looking a the fine images of your adventure in nature. I could almost hear the water. And I also enjoyed seeing these pictures of yourself and Kathy. This sort of fills out the picture for me.
Shimon, I am glad our pictures added a to the story.
Wonderful photos & beautiful place.
Thank you. It is a place we try to visit once a year.