One day, two sets of falls
It's early May and you want to go
for a hike - what
are your options? High falls in sqamish is worth considering -
off the start you get a good view of the valley. Unfortunatly,
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.
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.
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.
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
falls. The falls are impressive - it's both a big drop and large
volume of water.
On this visit I noticed the old growth stumps. These big trees have
spring board notches in them from when they were felled.
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