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Monday, July 22, 2013
A waterfall of rootbeer?
Today, a stop at Kakabeka falls for the Brooks family.
Just west of Thuder Bay on the Kaministiquia River, the falls have a drop of 40 m, cascading into a gorge carved out of the Precambrian Shield by meltwater following the last glacial maximum. The rock face of the falls and the escarpments along the gorge are composed primarily of unstable shale, and are eroding. These rocks host sensitive flora, and contain some of the oldest fossils in existence, some 1.6 billion years of age.
No climbing down into the gorge to find fossils!!! Due to falling rocks, it is too dangerous.
And while the falls looks like they are a mix of rootbeer and orange pop, they taste just like water.