Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Big Goat Lake Alsaka United States



Misty Fjords Nat'l Park Big Goat lake Falls from the air. It’s named for the lake immediately sourcing the falls, Big Goat Lake Falls is a prominent but rarely visited cascade found in a relatively isolated part of southeastern Alaska between Ketchikan and the Canadian Border. Goat Lake is an alpine lake in Custer County, Idaho, United States, located in the White Cloud Mountains in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. No trails lead to the lake, but it is most easily accessed from Sawtooth National Forest trail 080.
 It is only seen by plane or helicopter, the falls flume about 800 feet out of a glacially sculpted lake basin and into the long, sinuous valleys of the Misty Fjords. Alaska certainly has hundreds of exciting waterfalls, so what makes this one so unusual? Frankly, it’s not the waterfall. The landscape surrounding the falls is almost too perfect to be real, the water streaming directly out of Big Goat Lake and cascading down the valley, snowcapped peaks lining the mountains and virgin, undamaged forest all around. Nevertheless this is a list of the best waterfalls, and was this not nearly as impressive a waterfall it wouldn't be entered here. Images Source: WTA