Athabaska Falls 2

In my first Athabaska Falls post I alluded to how deep the falls fell.  The churning water has carved through these many layers of rock over centuries.

Athabaska Falls, Jasper National Park

Athabaska Falls, Jasper National Park – Look WAAAY down.

A little way downriver from where the falls drops now, is evidence of its previous course through the surrounding rock.  The Parks Canada people have even inserted stairs so you can get a feel for the narrow gorge through which the water has passed.

Athabaska Falls, Jasper National Park

Athabaska Falls, Jasper National Park – Going down

Athabaska Falls, Jasper National Park

Athabaska Falls, Jasper National Park – Looking up

This last photo is of where the water emerges to flow more sedately north after it has dropped over the falls and through the gorge.

Athabaska Falls, Jasper National Park

Athabaska Falls, Jasper National Park

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12 comments on “Athabaska Falls 2

  1. pix & kardz says:

    the force of water is quite amazing. thanks for sharing this adventure 🙂

    • pix & kardz says:

      and i should add – hope you had a happy Thanksgiving!

      • BuntyMcC says:

        Thanksgiving weekend was mostly spent on auditioning people for the next (amateur) show I’m producing for our theatre group in February. But I did manage three Thanksgiving dinners – two by other people! Thanks for your comments on Athabaska Falls. The water in the Rockies is awesome.

  2. Tina Schell says:

    I remember the falls well even tho it was almost 20 years ago that we were there. Beautifully shown.

  3. A super place to visit .. those stairs sure look steep 😄

  4. Beautiful photos, I places with trees and running water – so good for the soul.

    • BuntyMcC says:

      Thank goodness people like John Muir in the US and others in Canada created our national parks systems to feed our souls for decades to come.

  5. inesephoto says:

    The stairs look very challenging 🙂 Beautiful place.

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