Posted by Noah Aboussafy on
On the second day we went for a little walk to the lower and upper falls in Johnston Canyon, as always we started by reading the informational display… as we always do. Check out that sweet walking stick.
Early on she was still full of energy and happy to be carrying two thermoses and lunch.
Awww so happy together.
Much like everything else on this walk, it was far more interesting in person.
This rock formation was very cool… in person.
Jill was getting a bit tired at this point.
Especially of having her picture taken.
But she carried on! Even letting me take a picture that would include the jeans she borrowed from me (to fit over her various long underwear and sweat pants.
Then something caused a fight.
So we stopped to take pictures of it.
That ended the fight.
It’s not really just two waterfalls there are a few on the way, I guess they’re the extra super duper lower falls.
They make a good excuse for a tired fat man to take a rest.
I find it very interestring the face of the falls stay frozen and the back melts.
I was done resting and wanted to contine on, but Jill was still tired so she used the camera as an excuse to wait longer.
So I took another picture of her.
Oh look more falls.
Then poof you’re at the lower falls.
Two years ago the vale of ice was so thin you could see all the water moving behind it.
Great, on to the upper falls, yikes that’s a lot of ice.
Something caused a little waterfall across the trail that froze over.
This rock formation was also very interesting… in person.
.We had some lunch, good thing we brought all that coffee.
Coffee goes well with lunch meat and cheese on hamburger buns.
Oh look, another rock formation, very interesting…if you’re actually there.
I have no idea why there is an anchor cemented to the side of the trail.
We got to the upper falls and I promptly hopped over the railing down onto the ice.
That’s the really great thing about being a grown-up, You can do all kings of fun things involving climbing on things. Getting down wasn’t so graceful and Jill didn’t want to try. In the end getting back up was pretty easy though.
It was so bright out that the longest exposure I could get was one second at f/32 ISO 100 in the shade.
The falls are very mineral rich, sometimes more rich than others, and this shows in the ice. We told a bunch of Brits that a gigantic Canadian deer peed up there, and they thought that was funny… Briton must not be very funny.
That’s a lot of ice.
There was a big ice hunk under an over hang.
Ice up close.
More rocks that you need to see in person.
The catwalk to the lower falls as seen from above.
Some parts of the trail were kind of snowed over, I bet this is easier in the summer.
This moss was neat, I look forward to seeing it in the summer.
I lagged behind Jill to take some pictures, when I got down she had hot tea and a snack when I got there.