Anne Elliott

Anne Elliott

Posted on 01/21/2014


Photo taken on September 11, 2013


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Johnston Canyon
Banff National Park
Canadian Rockies
Rocky Mountains
Alberta
Canada
erosion
gorge
canyon
forest
rocks
scenery
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trees
landscape
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Lower Falls


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Lower Falls, Johnston Canyon, Kananaskis

Lower Falls, Johnston Canyon, Kananaskis
Taken on 11 September 2013, when two friends (Sandy and Peter) and I went to Johnston Canyon in search of mosses lichens and liverworts - and anything else of interest and/or beauty!

"The trail to the waterfalls of Johnston Canyon has to be the busiest in the Canadian Rockies. Nearly every day throughout the summer, hundreds of hikers follow its canyon-clinging catwalks and cliff-mounting staircases to the gorge’s Lower and Upper Falls. While the canyon and its unique trail are certainly worthy of a visit, you’ll have to do the hike in the evening or very early in the morning to avoid the hordes.

The trail begins immediately behind Johnston Canyon Lodge. After a short climb through the forest, it descends and stays close to Johnston Creek all the way to Lower Falls. Along the way you pass over sturdy iron catwalks attached beneath overhanging canyon walls, where the turbulent waters of the creek flow beneath your feet. Lower Falls is reached at km 1.1. A bridge across the creek serves as a viewpoint for the thundering cataract, and a short tunnel through the canyon bedrock allows passage to an even more intimate vantage point (albeit a wet one)."

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Cats 99, LeapFrog, Peter Van Der Houwen have particularly liked this photo


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Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
Impressive nature shot!
3 years ago.
LeapFrog
LeapFrog
Excellent shot of this waterfall ... looks like you had terrific weather too ... superb lighting, well taken and presented too!!
3 years ago.
Cats 99
Cats 99
This is an amazing and beautiful sight! (also so much like summer - it seems so long ago now)
3 years ago.