Sunday, November 9, 2014

Bridal Veil Falls, Utah

studio, oil, 30" x 24", 'Bridal Veil Falls'

Bridal Veil Falls is a 607 ' tall double cataract waterfall in the south end of Provo Canyon, Utah. Flowing from springs that dot Cascade Mountain, a year-round stream of water surges over the edge. The constricted flow of water rapidly expands from a narrow point at the top to a wide, lacy veil. In the 1880's, locals began calling the natural attraction 'Bridal Veil Falls' and the name stuck.

Built in 1967, an aerial tramway to the top of the falls was the only access (other than a helicopter) to a restaurant situated on a cliff at the top of the falls. The small, six-passenger tramway was heralded as the 'world's steepest aerial tramway'. In 1996, after two significant avalanches the tramway was totally destroyed and never rebuilt.

The falls have a romantic attraction for young couples. Marriage proposals are numerous! Count me in!!