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Kootenay National Park, British Columbia Canada

Not even 10 days of constant rain can obscure the beauty of the Rockwall Trail in British Columbia's Kootenay National Park.
  • The hike to Kootenay's Rockwall begins at Marble Canyon.
  • Here the glacier-fed Tokumm Creek cuts a deep gorge into the limestone bedrock.
  • Get used to kilometers–this is Canada.
  • Prominent peaks abound, big enough to cut through the constant rain and mist.
  • Helmet Falls plunges 1100 feet off of two separate glaciers, converging mid-drop in a spectacular clash of water, rock, and mist.
  • In Kootenay National Park, even anonymous peaks lord overhead like the Tetons.
  • Helmet Falls, even more beautiful in the day.
  • The start of the famous Rockwall, which towers overhead some 3,000 feet in places.
  • Greenery begins to take over a glacial pond.
  • The beginning of the Rockwall, looking towards Rockwall Pass.
  • Tumbling Glacier, one of the prominent glaciers along the Rockwall.
  • Kootenay's Paint Pots served as sources of ochre paint, first for Native American tribes, and later for white settlers.
  • A rare burst of sun near the Vermillion River.
The hike to Kootenay's Rockwall begins at Marble Canyon.
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The hike to Kootenay's Rockwall begins at Marble Canyon.

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