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Alberta Falls

August 11th, 2008 · 2 Comments

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When I wrote about my hike up the Loch Vale Trail yesterday to The Loch, I left out my quest to get to Alberta Falls by first light. That was because I thought after my initial review of my photos that I had failed to capture a good image.

But in reviewing my photos today and editing this one to lighten it, I did succeed.

I had made sure to get to the trailhead by 6:30 yesterday morning because I wanted to get to the falls by first light. I knew that I didn’t have a chance to get to The Loch by first light, and in fact didn’t get there before 10. But Alberta Falls are only a mile up the Loch Vale Trail.

The sun was creeping over the horizon when I got to the falls. But I had forgotten that falls sit lower in the landscape! I had to wait half an hour to get this picture as the first light hit the top of the falls at 7:31 a.m.:

Alberta Falls at First Light

Alberta Falls at First Light

And here is another photo that I took of the sandworts I found along the trail. I’m holding it because of the breeze. But my fingers give a much better indication of how small it is than the image I sent yesterday:

One Little Sandwort

One Little Sandwort


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  • 1 John Dodson // Sep 15, 2008 at 7:44 am

    This is a magnificent photo of a waterfall. It is filled with the energy and power of free water. I don’t think there is anything more healing than hiking alongside a waterfall. The unleashed power is inspiring. Water is a source of life and renewal in my book and you have captured it so well. I am glad that you have been posting your adventures in hiking. It is an inspiration to all. John

  • 2 David Mendosa // Sep 16, 2008 at 7:32 am

    Dear John,

    You are so right. Waterfalls also produce a lot of negative ions that make us feel better.


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