The falls drop 70 to 80 feet. The width is as impressive as the height when standing there, as well as the shearness of the initial drop. From above, one can hear it, and see the misting rising for miles.

        Dave Chapin

July 28: Great Bend on the Great Whale River.  Photos: Brian Keith

 

 

 

 

July 28: Great Whale River (left) near the Great Bend. The portage (below) around the falls followed this ridge for part of the distance. Photos: Jeff Tanz

We had a 1.5 mile portage around the Great Bend falls. It was probably one of our toughest portages when you include the heat, and the fact we had to climb down a steep mountain at the end with our canoes.

        Jeff Tanz

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