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Lower Falls From Red Rock Trail

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 15 September 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

The trail (steps) you see takes the hardy visitor close enough to the 308 foot Lower Falls to feel the spray. The trail includes many steps, and drops 500 feet (150 m) in about 1/8 mile (0.6 km). It is not recommended for visitors with heart, lung, or other health conditions or the faint of heart! No mention was made about a bad knee. ;-) Although the trail droped 500 feet into the canyon, it seemed to double in length when we were climbing back up.

NIKON D5000 1/60 second F/18.0 ISO 400 60 mm (35mm equiv.)

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

Nice shot!!

15 Sep 2011 9:01am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Amazing sense of power here . . can hear the roar !

15 Sep 2011 9:09am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Wow ...Very beautiful photo and so impressiv !

15 Sep 2011 9:13am

arvin25 from sari, Iran

Very nice....
Blue sky Blue rock collapses Sparks....
Very beautiful....

15 Sep 2011 11:37am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Great viewpoint, great shot, great heart failure for me if I tried lol.

15 Sep 2011 11:44am

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

What a spectacular view! And whew, I am tired just looking at those steps!

15 Sep 2011 12:35pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A beautifully framed and composed shot Barbara! I can almost hear the thunder of the water! ;-)

15 Sep 2011 1:02pm

Twojays from South Central Montana, United States

I guess I declined that walk when I was there, but I will take it next time. I have stood at the top of the falls where you have captured the lookout ledge. That's exciting too. Such a treasure in my back yard. Yes?

15 Sep 2011 1:19pm

@Twojays: You are so lucky the have this all in your" backyard". Yes, it is fun to stand up there at the brink of that falls and look over, as well as hiking down to eye level on Red Rock Trail. I thought it was hard to get a good photo from the brink though - no way to get it all in from that narrow ledge.

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Super. I love the juxtaposition of the stairs & falls.

15 Sep 2011 1:29pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Hi Barbara - Boy, do I know this trail..I stayed back up at the top (over your left shoulder in this view) for my shots,,,my knees were REALLY bad back then even though I had lost a ton of weight and was in pretty good shape, still was concerned about the knees./....but I caught some shots from way up high of my daughter and her husband and two if the boys as they went way down on this ledge here that you show,,,it was amazing! Next time I intend to get down closer, myself....Agree with yuo about the ledge overlook that is directly over the water...ya can't really get nothin' from there ;-) This is a super dynamite composition, Barbara...really just about teh best I can ever remember seeing ....you did a great job here as always!! Love it ;-)

15 Sep 2011 2:05pm

franz from Baden, Austria

fantastic point of view and a great perspective for these majestic falls!

15 Sep 2011 2:12pm

Don from Spokane, United States

What a demanding trail to get to the spray! That would be a nice viewpoint, but coming back up…tough! Nice shot.

15 Sep 2011 2:40pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Wow, I can hear those falls roaring!

15 Sep 2011 2:59pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Wow! Wonderful and breathtaking. You can feel the roar of the water.

15 Sep 2011 3:16pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

What a wonderful image of these beautiful falls ... all that it's missing in the rainbow at the bottom if the sun had been in the right position! ;D

15 Sep 2011 4:46pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Wow! What a stunning capture of this waterfall. A very powerful one where I can hear the roar. It looks like you were paid off nicely to make that hike down to get this shot. I love the vertical height of this composition. Sorry about the knees. :-)

15 Sep 2011 4:54pm

Victoria from Sweden

Wonderful photo!

15 Sep 2011 6:53pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Vertiginous !

15 Sep 2011 7:51pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Beautiful scenery.

15 Sep 2011 8:12pm

Sandy Weston from Maine, United States

Barbara...were you alright? What a fantastic shot!! I could never do the trip down (or should I say back up) with my spinal stenosis. But it's others we rely on for these unbelievable shots!!

15 Sep 2011 8:50pm

Termeh from tehran, Iran

Dreamy landscape ! very beautiful and lovely. that's like .

15 Sep 2011 10:54pm

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

I knew you were one of those hardy visitors! I probably would have stayed at the top. :)

15 Sep 2011 11:30pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

terrific capture

16 Sep 2011 12:38am

LauraS from Chico, United States

Scrumptious shot, B. I love your choice of composition and framing. The water is SOOO powerful here. The staircase gives a human aspect to this frightening surge of Mother Nature. I really enjoy this.

16 Sep 2011 3:53am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Wow! When water decides to fall...it DOES fall artistically!

16 Sep 2011 9:31am

Cruz from exurbia, United States

Artist Point and Lower Falls are two wonderful places in Yellowstone. I’ve only walked down all 500 steps and climbed the million steps back only once...it was worth it! Not so much for the view, but for the feel of the spray and sound...I think, if you listen very carefully you can hear the crash of the water! Great shot!

16 Sep 2011 8:18pm

Tim from Ft. Worth, United States

i like the time of day you captured this shot. looks chilly. i'd like to make this climb on a daily basis :)

18 Sep 2011 3:10am

Gary from Cochise County, United States

You did a great job of catching the power of this. Nice.

18 Sep 2011 9:36pm

Jim Wilson from Malvern, Pennsylvania, United States

Classic shot of classic view. Nicely done.

20 Sep 2011 3:32pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

So beautiful..so majestic..an excellent capture...lovely place

21 Sep 2011 4:32am

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Wow, well framed!

22 Sep 2011 10:26am

Grandoude from Saint Quentin en Yvelines, France

Splendide...Je reve d'aller au Yellowstone...et le fait de voir ton blog, ne fait que raviver mon envie!
Superbe

30 Sep 2011 12:53pm

@Grandoude: I hope you get to go there someday. You will love it! ;-)

NIKON D5000
1/60 second
F/18.0
ISO 400
60 mm (35mm equiv.)