Stupka (mortar) waterfall on Shumnaya (noisy) River is one of the tallest and most powerful waterfalls in Kamchatka. Its height is about 80 meters. Here Shumnaya river cuts its way through lava layers between two volcanic plateaus — Krugloye (round) and Shirokoye (wide). After this, river changes its course from North-Western to Southern.
Upper part of the waterfall is hidden behind the rock ledge and can only be heard, but not seen. All you can see from the upper part is a spray cloud. It is possible to go up to the cleft where you will see roaring stream cramped in a stone pouch. It's cold and damp up there and the force of eternal fight between the rock and water is quite thrilling.
Lower part of the waterfall is easily seen and comes down the valley as wide cascade of turbulent rapids. At times, foam getting pushed to the bank and clutches at tree branches. The waterfall is really frothing clearest mountain water.
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