Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Cypress Falls Park

Last week we had a day that was actually dry so we headed out to Cypress Falls Park for a change of scenery.

This was my first visit to the park since coming here with Tracy & Paul while visiting them in June 2004.

There are two falls, upper and lower. The lower are quick and easy to get to from the carpark.

This panorama video taken of the Lower falls.

This view from the top of the Lower falls looking down them.

This video from the top of the Lower Falls.

Views upstream from the top of the Lower falls.

Then a steep uphill trail eventually brings you to the Upper falls which are actually more impressive but less easy to get to.

Mojo posing in front of the Upper falls.

Panorama view from the Upper falls.

Views around the river canyon

Mojo testing out the creek.

An old fallen tree is cut to clear the trailway. While much of the North Shore is second generation forest, there are still large pockets of Cypress Falls Park which contain some old growth, probably 250-300 years old.

Mojo demonstrating the size of the trunk of this fallen old growth tree.

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