Sunday, 12 August 2012

NORTHEAST FRAMBOISE RIVER FALLS
Upper Grand Mira, Cape Breton Regional Municipality
45N46.434  60W21.679
20T E705148 N5072313




RIVER: Northeast Framboise River
CLASS: cascade
SIZE: 15'
RATING: average (***)

TRAIL: none
DISTANCE: 750m
HIKING TIME: 2 hours
CONDITIONS: challenging

GEOCACHE: GC1ZY50

NS Atlas Page: 24/W5
NS topo map: 011F16 (Mira River)

photo Robert Pierrynowski (2009)

DRIVING DIRECTIONS: from Sydney, take Exit7 off HWY125, south onto HWY327 towards Marion Bridge. Follow this highway 15.4km, crossing the bridge over the Mira River and take a slight right onto Grand Mira Road South. Drive along the shores of the Mira 20.9km then turn left onto Grand Mira North Road. Follow this road 11.5km  to an unnamed dirt road and drive up this approximately 500m to 45N46.187  60W22.095 and park.

TRAIL DESCRIPTION: follow the logging cut in towards the river and cut into the woods at 45N26.216 60W21.942 and bushwhack down to the river. The slopes surrounding the river are steep and there are no trails, so the easiest approach, especially in the summer, is to walk down the middle of the river 350m to the falls.