Somehow, it is December, and I’m about to blog about a hike that happened in October. Where, oh where, has the time gone?
Let’s throw it way, way back to October, when the sun was still shining, the leaves were still golden (to be fair, the tree right outside our window is holding on strong), and we had yet to be crushed by the new finale of Gilmore Girls (I can’t get over it, and will probably mention it several more times in this post. I’m sorry.)
Some friends and I ventured across the Columbia River to good ol’ Washington to do a little hiking through the forest to Falls Creek Falls. It was a classic Northwestern hike, with a rushing river and towering trees.
We got a taste of the dramatic Northwestern fog (a favorite of mine), and some lovely sunshine. Proof that if you stay outside for a few hours, you can get whatever weather you want. If only watching Gilmore Girls for a few hours could give us whatever ending we wanted…(I told you, I’m not over it.)
I’ve seen a lot of waterfalls in my day, so it’s really saying something when I say Falls Creek Falls blew me away. It was amazing. The sheer amount of water in these falls was astounding, and we were basically swimming in the mist. Photos don’t do this place justice at all.
We hiked up to the trail way above the falls and got a pretty nice view. Have I mentioned I love living here?
And how about this cute little mushroom family? There are wonders everywhere you look (except Stars Hollow, where wonderful things go to die. Last one, I promise.)
Here’s to the most magical Autumn we’ve ever seen in Oregon. May Winter be just a marvelous!