Let Your Love Flow / The Bellamy Brothers
Just let your love flow like a mountain stream.
And let your love grow.
— Lawrence Eugene Williams
I've been having a horrific time trying get videos loaded on the blog.
You can see that they are off centre.
To see an decent image 'Right Click' on the image -
then select 'Open Video in new tab'.
Go to the new tab.
VOILA !! a reasonable video appears.
Awkward, but the best I can offer at the moment.
On the way up
I hope you can get that to work.
I know my vids are amateur in quality.
But they still give you a good idea of
what the Canyon is like.
Hope you can visit it one day.
Higher Plane / Ian Tamblyn
"It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves."
- Sir Edmund Hillary
Marble Canyon is not a long nor difficult hike.
There is a bit of uphill at times - mostly stairs.
It takes about an hour to get to the Falls.
A hiking stick is useful - water and snacks.
Looking up the Canyon ...
I discovered this is called Tokumm Creek.
Our timing was perfect. In the Spring the water
is a murky grey colour from winter run off.
Now it's a clear beautiful turquoise.
Looking back down ...Vermilion Peak
Up Marble Canyon: The Falls
Come Softly to Me / The Fleetwoods
Going up to Baker Creek for 3 days.
In the shadow of Castle Mountain.
Our Birthdays celebration.
Back soon ...
Going up Marble Canyon
From the Soundtrack of the Horse Whisperer
The canyon's name comes from the brilliant limestone of its walls.
The bedrock is microcrystalline limestone (sedimentary rock)
rather than marble (metamorphic rock).
It's still beautiful.
As you'll see.
A Mountain on the way ... couldn't identify it.
Park your car and head up the trail ...
I believe this is Pavilion Creek.
Stop and 'smell the roses' ...
Wonders ... small and big.
I should be so pure ...
... but I only dream.
The Canyon begins ...
Heading up to Marble Canyon 2 ...
"The Berry Tree", by Saul Chaplin
from Many Rivers to Cross (1955)
I'm always scared about bears when I go up into the mountains.
Though I've never encountered any except from seeing them from my car.
I still want to be cautious.
This year there have been a lot of bear encounters because it rained a lot
in the early summer - which created a lot of berries - being
a main food source for Black Bears and Grizzly Bears.
Thus, they have been posting a lot of warnings.
Berry bushes border trails, roads and
campgrounds. Black and Grizzly bears
are feeding on berries right now.
It is easy to surprise a bear
that is focused on feeding.
To reduce your risk:
- Make noise while on trails.
- Travel in tight groups.
- Trail running and cycling place you at a much higher
risk. Travel very slowly. Do not wear buds.
- Carry bear spray. ensure it is accessible, and
know how to use it.
- Watch for fresh bear signs such as scat.
- Be especially careful near berry patches.
- If you see a bear, stay calm, back away slowly
and leave the area. Never run.
OK ... heading up to Marble Canyon ...