Nairn Falls

It was a little cooler today. It has been quite warm. The flowers and gardens are looking more than a little wilted because of the heat and sun. We took advantage of the cooler temps to take a nice little hike along the Green River out to Nairn Falls.

Before reaching the trailhead, however, we stopped at an overlook. Here we were at the top of the falls. I've marked with a red arrow where the water spills over the side.

It was a fairly easy hike on a well-maintained trail...right alongside this rushing river. You can't really tell in these pictures, but the water was fast-moving and the river was rocky. I made a video, but I'll need to wait until I get home to edit it and post it. 

We were north of Whistler today in the little town of Pemberton, B.C. The scenery in this area is breath-taking. There are beautiful mountain peaks in every direction.

Deb is one of my favorite people on the entire planet. She and Lisa and I have been friends since high school.

There are lots of wildflowers in bloom, including lots of lupine. I don't know the name of this one below, but here you go:

And you know I always want to know how I'm going to die next, and so I always photograph the warning signs. It's important to remember at all times that we live in a dangerous world. 

So eventually, we came to the waterfall. It's hard to describe since it doesn't spill over the top and then go straight to the river below. This one winds around, carving potholes and bridges (see the sign below), spills out at a second level below with great force, then falls one more short fall to the river and flows on. I'll try to show it to you from top to bottom. Here is the other side of what I showed you with the red arrow in the image at the top.

The water falls about 20 feet, then turns to the right and left and then flows onto the second spillway.

I think waterfalls are Mike's favorite natural formation. The louder and closer, the better, and this was an especially impressive one in both regards.

Here the water spills over the second spillway with force great enough to generate a spray that can be felt by onlookers.

Very exciting to the waterfall man.

It flows to the left and then on down the river.

I'm hoping you can read this sign below. I'm on a laptop with a small screen, and I can't tell how legible it is. Remember that you can click on the image to make it larger.

After spending about 30 minutes at the waterfall, we turned around and backtracked out on the same trail. Along the way, we noticed this rock, big as a full-grown man, being held back by tree trunks. In fact the trunk of the tree has actually grown around the rock.

Also, on the way back we saw this power boat heading upriver to see the falls, and before we made it all the way back, they returned going the other way. It's a little in shadow, but you can see the boat in the image below...just above dead center.

It was a nice trail and a pretty day to walk it.

After our hike, we headed to the Mile One restaurant in Pemberton where we had a delicious and pleasant lunch. The food served was very fresh, farm to table style, and in generous portions.

After that, we headed back to the timeshare and relaxed most of the afternoon.

7 comments from clever and witty friends:

Shari said...

Beautiful scenery and weather. Looks like you are all having a great time. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful. My hubby and I love waterfalls too. Glad you are having great weather and a wonderful time.

quiltzyx said...

What a cool & different waterfall! You always find such interesting things to show us - thanks again!

Kate said...

Thanks for sharing such beautiful images. I told My Guy where you were and he asked why we weren't going there for vacation.

Junebug613 said...

How neat! Looks lovely. I can imagine the roar of the water.

gpc said...

How beautiful! I love the sounds of a river, and the falls must have been thunderous!

Brown Family said...

That waterfall is a beauty! Very interesting about the potholes and bridges!