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Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Day hike in the Cascade foothills on 04/27/2011 22:31:57 MDT Print View

I thought I would risk a day hike today, in spite of the rain forecast and went to Wallace Falls State Park, about 40 miles from Seattle off Hiway 2 and the little town of Gold Bar. I pulled it off, getting a little wet on the last 1/4 mile to the trailhead parking lot. It was about 10 miles round trip to Wallace Lake above the falls and a 1500' elevation gain with lots of rocks, roots, mud and even a little old snow at the top.

This is what the Western Washington lowland forests look like this time of year (about 1800 feet above sea level)Woods near Wallace Lake, Washington

It has been raining and the snow pack is good, so the waterfalls are fantastic:Wallace Falls, Gold Bar, Washington

Edited by dwambaugh on 04/27/2011 22:32:39 MDT.

Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Beautiful on 04/27/2011 23:04:53 MDT Print View

Looks so beautiful....are there lots of ferns growing on trees?
Thanks.

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Beautiful on 04/28/2011 06:36:36 MDT Print View

I don't recall seeing that in this area. I did take this photo a couple weeks ago on the Snoqualmie Middle Fork trail a couple weeks ago:
Moss and ferns, Middle Fork Snoqualmie Trail

Tom Clark
(TomClark) - MLife

Locale: East Coast
Re: Day hike in the Cascade foothills on 04/29/2011 20:04:28 MDT Print View

Very cool!

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Re: Day hike in the Cascade foothills on 04/29/2011 21:32:10 MDT Print View

And WET! :)