Due to muddy conditions, we cheated our way up from the river by making use of this somewhat wobbly staircase.
. . yes, best not to hurry there . .
19 Dec 2017 9:57am
@Ronnie 2¢: I am alive as a testament to my cautious and leisurely pace :-)
Best not to lean on the rail! I like the glimpse of the river through the fir trees.
19 Dec 2017 10:28am
@Stephen: We stepped lightly. Thanks, Stephen.
Interestingly I just read in the morning paper that 70% of people here won't do hill-walking or biking due to fear of getting muddy :) That's a great staircase (shot) and I'm with you every step of the way
19 Dec 2017 10:47am
@grouser: Ha ha... I don't mind the mud, just the hundred foot free fall down a steep slope because of it ;=) Thanks, mister g.
Nice composition !!!
19 Dec 2017 11:43am
@Hiro: Thanks a lot, Hiro.
A fine perspective highlighting the distance climbed from the water's edge!!
19 Dec 2017 12:59pm
@Steven: Some of these in the series are "sharing the moment" rather than "artistic" shots, and as such I appreciate your comment. Thanks!
Wonderful image...but I'd rather put up with the mud than risk this dangerous stairway !!!!
19 Dec 2017 1:18pm
@Devi: It was sort of "pick your poison"... as one slip on a muddy slope this steep and OH OH ! Thanks, Devi.
Une belle descente ! J'aime
19 Dec 2017 1:51pm
@Martine Libouton: Merci !
You have chosen a very intimidating viewpoint!
19 Dec 2017 3:27pm
@Ruthiebear: Kind of the bookend to the earlier one where I leaned out over the falls.
bien cette passerelle
19 Dec 2017 4:00pm
@Existence Artistique: Merci.
A beautiful vertiginous viewpoint ! Be careful not to be slip if steps are wet ! I have to say that your hiking trails are very well fitted out, footbridge or wooden staircases, rope or scale for the delicate passages ! I had a lot of pleasure to travel them.
19 Dec 2017 4:39pm
@Anna Cherer: I'm so glad you enjoyed your travels in Ontario, Anna. The parklands and trails vary from province to province. Out West and in particular on beautiful-rugged Vancouver Island, people are left a little more to use their common sense and there is less "assistance" from authorities. Warning signs are posted, of course, but it is a given that anyone hiking in medium to difficult terrain is going to be careful. Thanks!
A well thought out image! I love the POV
19 Dec 2017 5:03pm
@Adela Fonts: Thanks a lot, Adela. I normally prefer my Nikon DSLR but on a new trail in unfamiliar territory, I went with the little Canon Powershot. Those point and shoot cameras are amazingly convenient and high performance, but framing without a viewfinder takes more consideration. It's a nice problem!
I don't call that cheating. The staircase could use a little work though. ;-)
19 Dec 2017 5:46pm
@Steve Rice: Just typical Canadian self-effacing commentary on my part. It was pure common sense. The few pieces of manmade "assistance" that we encountered in this forest valley seemed in need of updating. Money must be scarce or something. Cheers !
such beautiful composition, perspective, DOF & colors!
19 Dec 2017 6:52pm
@omid: Thank you !
With crapped out knees, lousy equilibrium, Tinnitus, bad back, ... N would be living on that staircase
19 Dec 2017 7:22pm
@Denny Jump: I'd pour you a coffee from a thermos and hang out with ya.
Don't blame you for cheating.
20 Dec 2017 1:53am
@Irene: One fine day I will return, when the ground there is dry, and climb all over this place! Thanks, Irene.
The tinnitus is thanks to Army days so I can’t hear when someone says "Mind the stairs!"
20 Dec 2017 4:29am
@Denny Jump: My "rock band days" should have given me the same "gift", but somehow I avoided it. Mind the stairs, Denny, we need you around here for a long time yet ;-)
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