Mother Nature and the weather have conspired to make this fall one of the most colorful in recent memory. It’s so beautiful I almost can’t stand it. I’ve been taking a lot of pictures so I can remember this on gray winter days.
DH and I went for a short hike at Wahclella Falls yesterday; the trail re-opened in August; it had been closed since the Eagle Creek fires in September 2017. Still beautiful, and worth the wait.
Munra Falls at the beginning of the Wahclella Falls Trail
Wahclella Falls approach
Wahclella Falls (East Fork Falls above)
Gotta have a selfie!
Mushrooms growing on a burned log
A gentle reminder
And here are some pictures from just around the neighborhood.
The view out my studio window…it’s amazing I get anything done!
How’s fall where you are? Spring?
Just for a little while! It’s been a string of warm sunny days in the Pacific Northwet. DH and I decided to get out for a bit on Sunday. Multnomah Falls was our original destination, but it was packed for the holiday weekend and we had to do a quick destination revision. I remembered we had once hiked at Wahclella Falls, and the smartphone google machine pointed us in the right direction.
Come on, you know you want to! The hike is an easy mile in and mile out. We last did this with young kids, and it felt like many more miles back then.
The trail goes alongside Tanner Creek, and has lovely shady spots to hang out. But the mosquitoes know you’re there. We didn’t linger at this spot. It’s not much further to the falls.
It was cool and perfect on a hot day. And we enjoyed the hike out as well.
hanging over the ravine
When we got home, I looked for the pictures from our last trip here. Apparently it was 16 years ago.
That tow-headed toddler? He’s a college freshman. The other kiddo? College grad, working dude. And DH on the left? Still DH, 29 years next week. Happy anniversary!
What did you do with the end of summer weekend?