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One day, two sets of falls



Lookout Over Valley
It's early May and you want to go for a hike - what are your options?  High falls in sqamish is worth considering - right off the start you get a good view of the valley.  Unfortunatly, the hike has some pretty steep section and much of the hike is on well protected ledges - not great for someone who dislikes heights.


As we walked along, Andrea disliked the environement more and more.

Rocky Cut In WallMoss Over RocksScramble With ChainClimbing Rocky Switchback

Eventually, Andrea had enough and stopped to sketch.  We were most of the way and the hike was getting narrower (perhaps two missteps from a really bad fall) but I couldn't stop not seeing the falls.  I powered up the trail and discovered the falls - quite nice, but difficult to see because of how the trail wraps around.

High Falls


I came back and collected Andrea - a short hike for the day, but not all the falling water we would see.  Shannon Falls was on the way back so we stopped in for a viewing.

Shannon Falls

Shannon Falls
I've driven by Shannon falls a number of times, but since we were in the neighborhood and not in any rush we decided to pull in to take a long look.  The trails are flat and well traveled (pretty much wheel chair accessable) and it's only a few minuet walk up to the base of the falls.  The falls are impressive - it's both a big drop and large volume of water.


Trees Growing From Stump
On this visit I noticed the old growth stumps. These big trees have spring board notches in them from when they were felled.

 Elbow On Old StumpThree Trees In Nurse Log




High Falls
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Trees Growing From Stump
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Moss Over Rocks
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Lookout Over Valley
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Rocky Cut In Wall
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Three Trees In Nurse Log
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Elbow On Old Stump
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Shannon Falls
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Scramble With Chain
Climbing Rocky Switchback
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