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bow glacier falls with digory

  • Posted on October 26, 2011 at 9:34 am

lunch break

today we decided to hike to bow glacier falls, an amazing hike. it was a cool drizzly day, the kind i like best for hiking in. just cool enough to not overheat, enough rain to be refreshing, and enough sun to not get more than damp. digory wore his new red sweater to keep warm. i need to make him a raincoat if we are going to go hiking often. but in typical boy fashion a little mud and water with no soap in sight just made it all the more fun!

the rocks were amazingly diverse, scattered across the valley where the glacier had advanced and receded long ago. the rocks mixed with iron oxide had rusty orange patterns, i nice change from the usual gray rocks found around here.

digory at bow glacier falls 2

the water tumbled over the cliffs in large and small streams so we ended up hiking through the low creek beds which covered the whole valley.  i’m sure later in the season it is drier but fording the water on larger rocks was actually kind of fun.  it was challenging to find larger rocks on which to rest and look around.  we took advantage of the ones we found.

bow glacier falls

  • Posted on September 25, 2011 at 1:25 pm

river canyon at bow glacier falls f

the river was in its spring flood stage and was high and fast the whole way up. part of the trail was under water and we had to scramble along the cliff beside where it should have been.

two streams converge

a little way down from the falls the blue water from the falls flowed into the silty water flowing down the other valley (from the glacier as well but on the other side of the ridge) it took a while for the waters to completely merge, so for a while the colors remained distinct.

bow glacier falls 2
a picture taken at the base of the falls about 1/3 of the way up. i know that doesn’t make a lot of sense but i climbed up as high as i could, right beside the falls and then took a picture of what was still above me. if you’d like to see a picture of the whole falls just head over to my flicker and it’s the next picture after this one.