Sometimes enjoying the beauty of nature requires a little perseverance, determination, and maybe some rock climbing skills.

Lots of people make the hike to Emerald Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park, the third in a series of lakes on a 3.6-mile roundtrip hike. The trail ends at Emerald Lake, but the beauty is only beginning for the few willing to go the extra mile. I was one of the few.

Once you reach Emerald Lake, you can hear the waterfall,  from the Tyndall Glacier on the opposite side of the lake. The falls can barely be seen, partially hidden by rocks and obscured by the distance. There is no trail leading to the falls. You're on your own, and you better be ready to scramble over a lot of rocks along the way.

Once you arrive at the base of the falls, it becomes a matter of how far up you want to climb over wet and slippery moss-covered rocks. For those willing to meet the challenge, it's a breathtaking and awesome sight.

The video barely does justice to the beauty of majesty of the waterfalls, but it will at least give you some idea of how wondrous this place is - and how difficult it is to reach.

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