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If you walk down Dundern, you come to a huge amount of steps trailing up the mountain. Runners often use these (they must be mad), they connect lower and upper Hamilton. The view from the top is amazing. Ducking beneath them, you come to a large grate over a steep drop. If you travel far enough, you might come to beautiful water. It is a really tough climb, you might even cry (I did). Word of warning: Don't wear flip flops, your toes will be crushed by falling rubble and you won' be able to grip the rock properly! Follow the water up and you come to the first waterfall, adorned with inushuks, North American stone men. Travelling further up the water, facing yet more perilous climbs, eventually, you come to the most spectacular falling sheet of water. Find a rock and sit a while. Ponder life, paddle, swim, climb. Enjoy life.
One place we did go to this weekend was Albion Falls. I have heard that this is the best waterfall in Hamilton and it didn't let us down. I know I say it a bazillion times, but I really am a lucky girly to live here and have access to such amazing sights and places. I haven't been to this waterfall in almost a year. The last time I went, the fall trees were breathtaking - we don't get those colours in Britain! I only got a glimpse of it from afar, but this time we managed to climb down and get super close to it! Everything about this place smacks of beauty. From the water roaring down, to the segmented rock walls. Even the water on my tights looked beautiful.