Photo #1 is a view of Argyle Brook from about ⅗ of the way to the MacLeod homestead. As can be seen, the waters of the brook were moving right along.
Photo #2 is another view about half way to the MacLeod homestead. This is a slightly more placid stretch, though the waters were moving along right well. The depth does not appear to be very great; there’s a natural fording spot above the centre of the photo.
Photo #3 was taken from about a third of the way to the MacLeod homestead. This is another placid stretch. Logans Glen Road is at the left above but close by the brook. The sun, seen on the trees at the curve in the distance did not penetrate the canopy much here.
Photo #4, taken at the same point as photo #3, looks upstream at a very small dual cascade that was making a merry sound. It was a great joy to hear this brook’s beautiful song all along the road during the hike.
Photo #5 is a nearly side-on view of Logans Glen Falls. It is very different from the photo at the top of the Nova Scotia Waterfalls page: it took me some time to realize that this initial photo is common to all the waterfall descriptions on the site and has nothing to do with Logans Glen Falls in particular. It was that photo that was in my mind when I was looking for the falls after parking the car. The subsequent photos below it are of Logans Glen Falls, though from a different perspective than this one and, from their variety, show that the falls take on several different aspects depending on the water flow and the season.
Photo #6 is a second view of the falls, also nearly side-on. According to the Nova Scotia Waterfalls page, the falls are 6 m (20 ft) in height; that site also notes that “These charming twin falls drop nearly identical cascades a few meters from each other, splitting around an outcropping and rejoining as one flow below the falls. The left hand side fall has, in recent years, been quite dry, standing out in stark contrast to the beautiful fall on the right hand side.” While the further fall was not dry, its flow was indeed significantly less this day.
Photo #7 is a telephoto view of the lower portion of the cascade on the right side of Logans Glen Falls. It is receiving a little of the flow of the left cascade from the upper left, but the major portion is from the right cascade, which was exploding as it hit obstructions on its way down.
Photo #8 shows a much smaller cascade below Logans Glen Falls, perhaps 1.2 m (4 ft) in height. It sits beside a huge boulder whose right side the waters appear to have worn away.
Photo #9 shows a fine inuksuk someone has constructed on the boulders of Argyle Brook below Logans Glen Falls. I particularly like the Scottish tam with toorie (pompom) on the top! These impromptu stone assemblages, constructed by hikers, often bear some passing resemblance to human figures, but in Cape Breton, at least, have little more significance than to leave a lasting memento of a visit for the enjoyment of those who arrive afterwards. For considerably more information about the origin and significance of inuksuit (the irregular plural of inuksuk) to the Arctic first nations as well as several photos and other pertinent discussion, visit this very interesting Wikipedia page.
Photo #10 shows another lovely small cascade below Logans Glen Falls in the same area as the inuksuk of photo #9. I find the sound of running water over rocks especially enchanting!
I conclude this page with photo #11, showing another lovely multiple cascade below Logans Glen Falls. What a beautiful spot this turned out to be! The many photos I took of the brook and the glen have certainly brought back to mind the wonderful hours I spent there; it has been a joy reliving that day as I wrote these two pages. It is sad that this spot is not better known: before I stumbled across the Nova Scotia Waterfalls web page, I had heard nothing at all about it. It is an easily accessible spot, once one finds Logans Glen Road, and the scene in the last photo is but 115 m (380 ft) from where I parked the car (Logans Glen Falls itself is only 75 m (250 ft) further up the road). Give it a visit!