This is a continuation from my earlier post on travels in British Columbia last summer… Picture-2 is the view from Lower Myra Falls at the southern tip of Buttle Lake in Strathcona Provincial Park on Vancouver Island. Informational signs at the trail head alert visitors to the fact that the falls were formed by a series of earthquakes acting on faults which systematically displaced sections of bedrock so that the bed of Myra Creek was cracked and lowered in six to eight places. Over time, these cracks lowered the creek like a staircase into Buttle Lake’s aqueous hold.
Picture -3 shows a central water pool just below the main falls.
Picture-4 shows the water from the pool channeled into a narrow rock slot that shuttles the water to another pool below, where it is channeled to yet another rock slot which spits it into the lake below. Note the rock’s “stair case” formation showing the characteristic block faulting.
Picture-5 shows the view of Buttle Lake, Myra Creek’s destination, from the central pool.