Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Rock Life

 
Final photos of Flood Falls....

 
....highlighting the beautiful rock formations
and colourful plants
that seem to thrive on the bare rock.


Friday, 1 August 2014

Brilliant Reflection

 
The eye catching  reflection
of the surrounding trees ....

 
....light up the pond below the Flood Falls.

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Enchanting Falls

 
Today we went to see Flood Falls,
a short hike on a winding wooded path,
a short distance from the road.

 
The falls plunge 1200 feet in 9 distinct drops...
 


 
...but we could only see the bottom 250 feet.



 
The falls flow into a pond and then
the water quietly disappears into the ground.
I wonder where it goes?

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Field of Fireweed

 
 
Running along a trail
high up on Vedder Mountain....
....between the tall dark trees,
we caught a glimpse of a beautiful field of pink fireweed ....
 
 
 
 
...in a logged clearing...


 
...with a view of the mountain range behind.

 
What a lovely day!
 
Thank you for visiting!  :  )

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Mountain Memorial

 
One of the notable mountains
 seen on last week's hike, here
was Mt Slesse, (meaning fang),
rising above the narrow valleys
filled with early morning summer haze.
It was the site of a 1956 plane crash (see here)....

 
...so tragic and now a memorial.
 

 
Looking north towards MT Cheam and Lady peak
and miles of wilderness.