Several months ago, Seven Falls, a local attraction, was a featured post in my “Film Excursion” series. The associated photos have a grainy appearance, making for a poor visual presentation. I was fortunate to find the negatives for those particular images while working on a different project. This time around, I was able to obtain better imaging from the scanned negatives which yielded better results.
Seven Falls …
Seven Falls, top to bottom
middle portion of the falls
top of the falls
the top pool
hiking trail, to the left, above Seven Falls
canyon wall near the top
looking across South Cheyenne Canyon
In the past, one could climb the 224-step staircase from the base of the falls to the top, or take the elevator to the top. Climbing the stairs is a special challenge in itself with the steps wet by the water spray from the falls. Once at the top, the vistas are fairly breathtaking.
In the 1990s, the Seven Falls area was improved with the better defined trails more friendly to the novice hiker. Of course, proper hiking footwear and outerwear is highly recommended. During the summer months, the main weather threat are afternoon thunderstorms which can form quite rapidly. In September and October, one should be prepared for sudden onsets of wintry-type weather. The trails close for the season at the end of October, and re-open in March (weather permitting). To reach the top of the falls today, the only means is the staircase. The elevator now takes visitors about halfway up to an observation deck.
About the photos –
These photos were taken with the Canon FTb 35 mm SLR using Kodacolor film (ASA 200).