|We got up really early this morning as we wanted to hike back to Bridal Veil Falls before we checked out at noon. We spent an hour and got about 3/4 of what needed done before leaving. Our space is rented out to another party for the weekend and we knew we would be pressed for time later. We were also hoping it would warm up a bit before we left. The mountain directly behind us blocks most of the sun until around 11am each morning and it is cool in the shade!
There is a break in the fence at the back of the property here at the campground specifically placed there to allow campers easy access to the falls. Nice, otherwise you would have to drive a short distance down the road to the official parking lot/start point. It was cool and crisp so we hustled along. It was also very steep and we were quite winded by the time we reached the top. There were 52 steps to aid our journey near the end. I was grateful for that as it was quite steep by then.
Arriving at the falls, we spoke to one other couple as they were leaving, and that left Larry, Onyx and I to enjoy the view of the spectacular Bridal Veil Falls alone. This fall is the sixth-highest waterfall in Canada, and tumbles almost 400 feet over a smooth rock face, creating a "veil-like" effect. We sat for a few minutes catching our breath and enjoying the sights and sounds before I decided to climb the side of the falls for a closer view. This move is not recommended or encouraged but I wanted a closer view. It was probably not the brightest idea. I made it up near the top, and frankly, the view wasn't much better than down below. In fact, it was downright scary when I looked back at my two honey's at the bottom. I couldn't get a good toehold for my exit down, so spent most of it sitting on my 'rear end' scooting down. Bad me! Fortunately no one else arrived to witness my 'retreat' and I was glad when it was over!
We made it back home in plenty of time to eat a bite before finishing our chores. The neighbor visited for a few minutes. Apparently he's been trying to catch us at home to inquire about our Newmar Cypress. We answered all of his questions and think we helped him make up his mind on a used rig he's been looking at. We hope he decides to buy it and that he'll love it as much as we love ours. Home Sweet Home!