Few people visit a waterfall without coming away with a sense of peace tinged with both excitement and exhilaration. Standing in close proximity to the rushing waters makes all the sometimes lengthy trek worth it.
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Waterfalling Experience (posted November 27, 2008)
A few months ago my parents joined a Facebook group called Hamilton- Waterfall Capital of the world! Then one weekend I happened to over hear my parents talking about going to a waterfall meeting, and I thought wow my parents can be lame sometimes! Then I noticed that every weekend my parents would tell me they could not drive me anywhere, because they were going “waterfalling” and I thought; oh okay.
Then I noticed after a couple weeks they were going twice a weekend and I just thought they were being complete losers after that. I came home on a Sunday and my dad goes “Hey, come look at the pictures I took today” and I just had another thought of going, “oh great”! After I saw them, I was honestly surprised. They were amazing! They went under waterfalls and they climbed a lot of big hills and I thought it would be a great adventure.
Then my dad asked me if I wanted to go with him this weekend to Devil’s Punch Bowl. I thought about it and I said “ugh I’ll think about it”, about an hour later I came back downstairs and told my dad I would go. Sure, I had to get up early but I was also grounded at that time and I had nothing else to do so I went. When I got there and started adventuring for a bit I thought this was great If I would have known it was so much fun and a beautiful experience, I would have gone with them sooner.
I got to go really close to the water falls, I climbed (and I love climbing). I found ways around things so I wouldn’t slip or anything. But most of all I got to hear good stories from Chris Ecklund that started with “Back in the day”. They were great stories.
I had a lot of fun waterfalling that day. I was actually off the computer and out doing something new, and meeting new people. I would defiantly go again it was so much fun, this was the best grounding I ever had. I never thought waterfalls like that ever existed in the Hamilton area.