At 5.30am this morning, we were awoken (voluntarily) from a deep slumber by Mr Burns to embark on a walk to the Lower Falls. The sun had not yet reached the valley and there was not a person in sight, except for a deer nibbling at the grass. Everything was still and it was such a contrast to the noise and bustle of the tourists during the day. As we walked, the sun appeared slowly over the tops of the mountains. With our cameras in hand, we could hear the echoing roar of the waterfall as we drew nearer. Though, due to the drought, it was about a third of its normal size, the falls were still breathtaking. After several poses below the Lower Fall, we decided to walk up the zig-zag trail to the Upper Falls. We walked for about an hour and stopped along the way to take photos of the stunning valley views. By this point, the sun was catching up with us and showing the meadows and mountains in full glory. Words cannot describe the serenity of the scenery. Although we never reached the top of the Upper Fall trail (it was a 6-8 hour walk) it was completely worth the early start.
By Amy, Natalya and Sarah