Today we traveled to the Cascade Mountains up to Snoqualmie Pass to hike at Denny Creek. This morning was a more typical day in the Pacific Northwest, rainy and overcast with temperatures in the sixties. Up in the mountains, there is still snow at the higher elevations, even in June, go figure.
We first drove up to Snow Lake Trailhead and hiked up to see a couple of waterfalls higher up but there was still snow that high and fresh snow at 4,000 feet. So we wandered down to the Franklin Falls trailhead and hiked up to the waterfall. Orso wanted to get into the river and splash around, but the current was way too fast and hard, we would have had to chase him all the way to the ocean.
We found cabins in the woods right on the river, talk about isolated. All in all we are getting to see things we never had back in the Midwest.
Walking on the bluffs very high up and I am not sure this is really a trail.
Mitch looking and the trail map and trying to reassure me that we are on the right path.
Mitch found a sign and is really proud of himself.
Grand Falls – the largest continuous flowing waterfall in Missouri, not as impressive as Niagara Falls, but not bad.
I am a water nut. I love taking photos of water. Lakes, rivers, oceans, even little creeks are a favorite of mine to capture frame by frame. There is just something about water that moves me. So today I am sharing a bunch of photos I took on our little mini vacation this week. We started off at a place in St. James, MO called Maramac Spring Park, a private and state conservation combination park that is a trout hatchery. We don’t fish, but the view was very idyllic, quiet and still in the morning mists.
Tomorrow I’ll share photos of a couple of other places we stopped at, a nature sanctuary and a waterfall. See, I can’t help myself.
Photos by Susan Kelly taken on my Canon Rebel
Blue Heron fishing
Blue Heron flying away after he spotted me
Photos taken with my Canon Rebel
Silly geese swimming toward us
Charlie and Orso checking for new smells
Calm waters in the early morning
Photos taken with my Canon
It’s the end of March, Spring has officially arrived but Mother Nature wants us to know who’s really in charge around here.
Photos by Susan Kelly using a 55-250mm lens
At the Summit – there isn’t much air but what a view
It’s a long way down
Tight turns up and down