Saturday, 7 February 2015

SLAUGHENWHITES CASCADES
Upper Tantallon, Halifax Regional Municipality
N 44° 41.007 W 063° 53.161 
UTM: 20T E 429785 N 4948168 


RIVER: East River
CLASS: multiple cascades
SIZE: 3-5 feet
PITCH: 80 deg

RATING: average (***)

PK: 44N41.050 / 63W53.155
TRAIL: bushwhack
DISTANCE: 250m

HIKING TIME:10 minutes
CONDITIONS: moderate

Geocache: 
GC2GBCD (180m West)

NS Atlas Page: 67/W2
NS topo map: 011D12 (Halifax)


DRIVING DIRECTIONS: from HALIFAX, take EXIT1A off HWY102, westwards onto HWY103. Follow this twinned highway 19km to Exit5. After exiting, turn left onto Hammonds Plains Rd (HWY213) and continue a further 2.4km, merging right onto St.Margarets Bay Rd (HWY3). Follow this road a short distance of 300m, turning left at the lights onto HWY333 (Peggys Cove Rd). Drive down Peggys Cove Rd for 850m and then turn left onto Old School Rd. Park alongside the side of this dirt road approximately 150m in.


TRAIL DESCRIPTION: a short hike thru the woods will bring you down to the side of the East River. Here you will find a series of four separate cascades, each varying between 3 to 5 feet in total height. Locally used trails make walking alongside this brook fairly easy, but a lack of overstorey brings in a great deal of light, making this site best visited on a cloudy day for the best photographs.