Magnitude:

72

 Abs Mag:

81

 Beisel Rating:

3.85 (Class 4)

 Height:

300 feet

 Tallest Drop:

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 # of Drops:

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 Type:

Tiered

 Stream:

Pyramid Creek

 Latitude:

52.3556

 Longitude:

119.1667

 Maps:

Lempriere 7 1/2"

 

Aerial Photography

 Delormes:

n/a

 

 

 

 

Blue River , Cariboo Mountains County, BC , Can

 

No Known Alternate Names

 

 

The falls from the side of Yellowhead Highway

 

Details:

Pyramid Creek emerges from a thicky forested hillside and blasts down the opposite valley wall in an impressive display. This waterfall is the centerpoint of Pyramid Creek Provincial Falls, but has no trail access, merely a roadside view. That being said, the falls are impressive, in a Moss Glen Falls (Stowe) on steroids kind of way. The waters of Pyramid Creek emerge in a thick column of water, striking a ledge, entering the second drop which hits a sloping ledge that causes the waters to fan out in a broad triangular form.

 

Geology and Bedrock Structure:

 

History:

 

Photography Notes:

You'll need some telephoto for detailed photography. The falls are about 3/4 of a kilometer across the valley. I shot the falls with a 75-300mm lens at about 250mm of extension. A polarizer and tripod will be helpful here, the polarizer to darken the wet rocks, and the tripod to stabilize the camera on the long shot, minimizing telephoto lens shake. The falls face more or less west, so early morning or overcast days are best.

 

Directions:

The falls are clearly visible across the valley about 30 km north of Blue River on the Yellowhead Highway.