Eugenia Falls

Equipment Info
SONY SLT-A77V
State/Province/Region
ON
Country
CA
Nearest Area
Ontario
Town
Eugenia
Description

I've been to Eugenia Falls a couple of times before but never got any good photos. Mostly because the designated areas for viewing them are pretty boring and obstructed by trees. This time I was determined to find a way down for a bottom angle of the falls. I headed down the Bruce Trail for probably half a kilometer looking for a spot to climb down. Eventually the trail turned and it was clear there was no easy way down to the stream, so I just went for it. It was a fairly steep decent through bush and spiderwebs. But after about 10 minutes I was standing on the rocks in the middle of the stream trying to figure out my next move. The stream was at the bottom of a little valley, with plenty of rocks. So I figured the easiest way back up to the falls was up the stream, over the rocks. I found a couple of cool little waterfalls along the way and stopped to set up my camera for a few shots. I only fell once when my skate shoes lost traction on a wet mossy rock and I got a foot full of water. Eventually I got to a part of the stream that was blocked with fallen trees. So I detoured up the hill and continued along the stream until eventually I reached the falls. Just as I got set up at the bottom of the falls it began to rain quite heavily. I found shelter under an overhang of rocks below the falls and shot a few photos. But by this time I was preoccupied with how I was going to get back. I really didn't want to go back the way I came, as it took me almost an hour. I decided to loop around the falls the opposite way I came. This eventually worked out, but it was much more difficult than I imagined. I had to hug the rock cliff along a small trail for about 10 minutes then I found a spot that looked suitable to climb up. It took me about another 10 minutes of climbing up a steep grass hill, holding on to tree roots and exhausting my out-of-shape leg muscles before I reached the top. By this point I was questioning if I was lost. But at the top of the hill I came across a trail and started following it back towards the falls and parking lot. Eventually I could hear the falls again. I crossed the stream at the top, over some rocks to the other side and back to my rental car, soaking wet from the rain and sweat.

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Date Added
April 15, 2016
Date Taken
April 15, 2016

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