The Upside to a Deep Freeze


The weather in Toronto has been a deep freeze this week, with temperatures dropping as low as -27oc (-16.6 oF) with the windchill. Of course, there’s got to be a plus side to such chilly conditions, right? Accordingly, Tito and I drove off to the Hamilton area to do a little winter waterfall hunting. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the area, Hamilton happens to boast more than 100 waterfalls.

From Wikipedia:

The city of Hamilton in Ontario, Canada is home to more than 100 waterfalls and cascades, most of which are on or near the Bruce Trail as it winds through the Niagara Escarpment. Hamilton is known as “The City of Waterfalls” and brands itself as “The Waterfall Capital of The World.”[1] Ontario’s internationally recognized Niagara Escarpment provides perfect geological conditions for waterfalls to occur, from Tobermory to Niagara Falls.

The shots below are all taken from Webster’s Falls in the Spencer Gorge area, which had frozen over beautifully. We also viewed Borer’s Falls, the Darnley Cascade and Tews falls; a stream so thin and tall that it was reduced to just a few icicles. Webster’s was definitely the most spectacular of the lot.

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