Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Lupin Falls

I took a quick trip to Buttle Lake today. Hiked up and down a few hills. Stared at overhanging rocks. There were orchids! Pillow lava! Pinesaps! Waterfalls! Mushrooms! Candystick saphropythes! Snowy peaks! Aching knees! (Ignore that; the cost of admission; a bargain!) Indian paintbrush and columbines and twin flowers and honeysuckle and more!

I'll be processing photos for a few days. For now, here's Lupin Falls.

From the viewpoint along the trail.

The drop here is 120 feet; 30 more than Elk Falls, but with a tiny fraction of the flow. It even dries up towards the end of summer.

And the creek goes on down the hill, about 200 metres, in small leaps.

Partway down. Still quite a ways to go to reach the lake far below.

I always check the waterfalls in the World Waterfall Database. About Lupin Falls, they comment:

This waterfall is likely to exist, but its exact location, stature, and attributes have not yet been determined or confirmed. (WWDatabase)

I had to laugh. It exists. And I found it just in front of the viewing platform in the centre of a 1 km. loop trail.


Hoy visité el lago Buttle, me subí y bajé por varios senderos, me torcí el cuello mirando a precipicios que parecen listos para caer encima del viajero. ¡Y había orquídeas! ¡Lava acojinada! ¡Pinesaps (Monotropa hypopitys)! ¡Cataratas! ¡Hongos! ¡Saprofitos "Candystick"! ¡Montañas con sus cumbres nevadas! ¡Rodillas adoloridas! (Olvida eso, es el precio de la aventura, muy barata, por cierto.) ¡Flores; castillejas, aquilejgias, flores gemelas, loniceras, y más!

Voy a estar procesando fotos por unos dias. Por ahora, aquí hay fotos de las cataratas "Lupin".

La caída principal es de 37 metros, 10 más que nuestra catarata local, Elk Falls, pero con mucho menos agua; hasta llega a secarse al final del verano. Luego sigue bajando el cerro unos 200 metros, en saltos pequeños hasta llegar al lago.

Siempre busco las cataratas que encuentro en el registro de cataratas del mundo (WWDatabase). Acerca de esta catarata, Lupin Falls, hacen el comentario:

"Esta catarata es probable que exista, pero no se han confirmado ni su sitio exacto, ni su altura, ni sus características."

Me hizo reir. Sí que existe. Y la encontré justo en frente de la plataforma de observación, a la mitad de un senderito de 1 km. de largo.

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