17 March 2014 at Dry Creek Falls
This is a late post! That’s why this wren is hiding. He’s embarrassed of me. Well, back in March, I went to the Columbia Gorge for a hike, to a hike I’d never done before! Dry Creek Falls, accessible from Cascade Locks, exit 44 off I-84. It was a pleasant hike that I would definitely do again.
Here is my best picture so far of a Varied Thrush! An exciting moment for me.
The hike had many birds chirping, some wildflowers, a view at the powerlines, and a great waterfall.
Some bright purple flowers near the freeway.
And a gorgeous trillium farther away from the freeway.
Here are the views from the powerlines. Not sure how someone got their car there!
If you squint, you can see a raptor flying against the far hill. What a breathtaking view.
And then you get to a creek with a bridge. I didn’t cross the bridge. Instead I turned right toward the falls.
And then there was a waterfall!
There used to be a purpose for these manmade items, but now they are being reclaimed by nature.
In short: a short hike with plentiful rewards…
…Like splashing in creeks!