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Week 30 of the LensProToGo.com’s 52 week challenge brought us the theme of “Water” I immediately had two ideas come to mind, freezing water droplets (by using a flash) and a waterfall. It’s been an incredibly hot and dry summer here in Utah and I haven’t gotten into the mountains like I had planned to do this year so this gave me a perfect excuse to pack up the family for a quick drive up nearby Little Cottonwood Canyon and cross off a waterfall from my list of “Drive By Waterfalls.”
Lisa Falls is a small waterfall that sits about 3 miles up the canyon, and a short 100 yards off the road. Sunday evening we drove up the canyon enjoying the instant cool down as we entered between the granite faced canyon walls, and soon found ourselves parking on a pullout opposite the trailhead.
The climb was short with a few steep(ish) but easy to navigate sections shaded by tall trees and plenty of bushes that follow a dry wash to the falls, it opens up onto a large broken granite faced wall where the falls cascade down left to right on a diagonal with some overspill coming down in a thin layer straight down the face of the wall that you can walk right up to and touch without getting sprayed on.
A wide view showing most of the area around the base of the Falls.
My wife has started taking more “Behind the Scenes” shots of me lately since I’m never in any of the pictures.
Lisa Falls is popular with rock climbers and you can see some anchors that have been left in the rock.
Another BTS (Behind the Scenes) shot of me and the kids taken by my wife.
Water overspills a slab of granite in a thin film that has discolored the rock, but is a fun place to walk right up and touch the falls without being drenched in spray.
We took some informal family shots in front of the falls and then made the quick hike back to the car. I’m planning on coming back here in the winter for some frozen falls shots, and again in the spring to see how an increased flow will look over these falls. I always seem to visit waterfalls at the tail end of summer when the water is at its lowest.
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