Saturday, August 22, 2009

Unplanned Day in the Northwest

Today, we capped off this short 4-day trip to the Pacific Northwest with an unplanned day into southern Washington. We ended up seeing Falls Creek Falls, Big Creek Falls, a disappointing Curly Creek Falls, and views of Mt St Helens from the Windy Ridge (didn't have time to make it to the western entrance to see the Lava Dome Observatory).

All in all, it was a mostly successful trip, and the weather today was as perfect as Pacific Northwest weather could be. But there were some things I really wished we could've witnessed like Diamond Creek Falls and Toketee Falls (both of which were closed due to snow damage from recent Winter storms). Plus, Curly Creek Falls (at least the part that's supposed to go through a pair of natural bridges) was bone dry!

Oh well, at least we did get to revisit Multnomah Falls (bringing up discussions about Julie's favorite topic these days because the movie Twilightwas filmed there) as well as an adventure to see Lower Oneonta Falls. Crater Lake National Park was also a highlight as well as Salt Creek Falls and Watson Falls to a lesser extent.

These mixed results merely means that we'll have to come back here some time later. Only time will tell what's coming next...

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