Thursday, December 8, 2011

Baatara Gorge Waterfall

Baatara Gorge Waterfall   awesome 2

Baatara Gorge Waterfall   awesome 2

Baatara Gorge Waterfall   awesome 2

Baatara Gorge Waterfall   awesome 2

Baatara Gorge Waterfall   awesome 2

Baatara Gorge Waterfall   awesome 2

Baatara Gorge Waterfall   awesome 2

Baatara gorge waterfall can be found in the Tannourine, Lebanon. The waterfall descends the Baatara Pothole, located on the Lebanon Mountain Trail. Discovered in 1952, the waterfall drops 255 m into a cave of jurassic limestone. The waterfall and accompanying sinkhole were fully mapped in the 1980s by the Speleo club du liban. The cave is also known as the “Cave of the Three Bridges. Traveling from Laklouk to Tannourine one passes the village of Balaa, and the “Three Bridges Chasm” (in French “Gouffre des Trois Ponts”) is a five minute journey into the valley below where one sees three natural bridges, rising one above the other and overhanging a chasm descending into Mount Lebanon. During the spring snow melt, a 90-100 meter cascade falls behind the three bridges and then down into the 250 meter chasm. A 1988 florescent dye test demonstrated that the water emerged at the spring of Dalleh in Mgharet a Ghaouaghir.





Reactions:

0 comments:

Post a Comment