A little mini-field trip to Eakin Creek Canyon Provincial Park. Participants were Sue and Curtis Wolfe, Diane Hopp, Larry Citra and Derek Chambers.
Hundreds of large rounded moss encrusted boulders dot the stream, around which the rushing water is forced to pick its way. A myriad of little rivulets, rapids, waterfalls and mini-cauldrons are formed, all of which are rich photo sources – exposures both long and short.
Old and rusted bits of placer mining equipment are dotted here and there, in the stream bed, on the shore, and lodged in niches higher up on the canyon walls, evidence of what must have ultimately been a fruitless search for the mother lode.
The walk in offers many opportunities to photograph mini-landscapes, plant life, and the play of light and shadow on the water and rocks. Since the shores and slopes of the canyon are well treed, one walks through dappled sunlight, listening to the noise of Eakin Creek rushing along, sometimes fast, sometimes more gently where a pool has developed. Tired of taking photographs? Simply choose a comfortable seat, drink in the surrounding beauty and recharge your spirits.