BEAUTIFUL LAYERS OF SHIFTING GEOLOGICAL ROCK
One can only imagine how this scene appeared hundreds of years ago. The visible layers of rock, probably laying flat, may have been hidden from view under the Earth’s surface. Mother Nature realigned the rock over time, pushing it up to the angle where it now sits.
When surrounded by rock as far as the eye can see, it’s easy to overlook story before one’s eyes. I love the vast expanse of geological rock under my feet when exploring the area. There is a multitude of colour, life, shape, sound and texture. After a heavy rain fall, the smell of the surrounding forest is unmistakable.
Part of the Canadian Shield, Cascades Conservation Area is but a sliver of the 8 million square km (3 million square miles) of rock spread over eastern, central, and northwestern Canada into the U.S.A.
Cascades is a great choice for a quiet hike in the beautiful poplar and birch forest. Two highlights for many people is the spectacular rapids along the Current River and the various geological formations in the area.