You just have to love the names in places like this. Lucifer Falls. Devil’s Kitchen.
You find the same kind of thing, of course, in national parks –
Towers of the Virgin. Court of the Patriarchs. The Temple of Sinawava. The Great White Throne. The Altar of Sacrifice. The Watchman. All of these from my favorite spot in the universe (so far): Zion NP. Other places have their own interesting iconic labels. Some names you find used again and again, like “Devil’s Kitchen”.
I’m not sure why this spot was named as it was, but I can guess. It’s kind of a strange spot in what’s more widely known as Enfield Glen. While the wall and the bridge are clearly manmade, the rest was done by nature. And that’s kind of hard to believe when you’re standing there looking at it. Many of the stone formations in and around the stream have been cut at nearly perfect right angles. Just beyond the bridge, in fact, the stream makes a left turn that you’d swear was constructed by engineers. I don’t know if anyone has ever measured it, but it sure looks like a perfect 90 degree turn. Who knew Mother Nature could be so precise? Or maybe the devil did it just to make idiots like me scratch my head in wonder.
Who says the guy doesn’t have a sense of humor?