Chasing waterfalls in gorgeous Wells Gray
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Behind the lens with Dax Justin
It was a classic British Columbia day with the morning fog hanging in the air, creating a magical atmosphere and making the colours of autumn seem more vibrant. Moments later the sun would peak through.
That’s the thing I love about B.C.’s weather, it’s always full of surprises, and you just have to learn to roll with the whims of Mother Nature.
It felt like the perfect kind of day for chasing waterfalls in Wells Gray Provincial Park in the Clearwater Valley of east-central B.C.
Wanting to make the most of our time here, because this is a massive park, we had the help of guides, Chance Breckenridge and Raymond Jones, locals and park ambassadors.
The trees were so lush because of the rainfall. Closer to the waterfalls, the vegetation feeds off the mist, making the colours that much more intense.
Before we even got to see Moul Falls, we could hear the water crashing over the cliff, from Grouse Creek, 35 metres above. The trail gets narrow and to get to the falls you have to walk down a set of narrow stairs. Walking the slightly tricky trail made the reward of being sprayed by the mist of the waterfall all the more rewarding.
Watching the water burst through the lava rock eroded over thousands of years of made me marvel at the power of nature.
But the real treat was getting behind those waterfalls. It was pure magic. I felt like I had entered a strange land, and just stood there enjoying the mist spray on to my skin. On a hot summer day this would be pure heaven.
Braver than me, Chance and Ray couldn’t help themselves and waded into the chilly water – making for the perfect photo opp!
I had been looking for a wet and wild side of B.C. on this road trip, and I’d found it.