Favorite childhood spot 40 years ago (Lower Calf Creek Falls)
by Dan Wright
(Mountain View, CA)
Lower Calf Creek Falls, from 1974
My family often went camping in southern Utah when I was a kid in the '70s. At that time, few people knew about Lower Calf Creek Falls. We backpacked the short distance in, set up small tents, and stayed overnight, falling asleep to the sound of the water. It was a favorite childhood memory, and we returned more than once.
I shot a black-and-white picture in 1974, when I was 12 years old, and developed the picture in my darkroom. Here I've scanned the old negative. It shows that the waterfall really hasn't changed that much. I would have expected erosion of the sandstone to have changed it more