Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Eagle Creek Waterfalls

On our recent hike, in this canyon that's a small branch to the Columbia Gorge, melting snow cascaded down the canyon walls, watering the moss that was everywhere and occasionally watering us. In addition to the impromptu waterfalls, both Metlako and Punch Bowl Falls were roaring.

While we were surprised to see so much snow on the trail, signs of spring included this western saxifrage just beginning to show flowers, and the catkins hanging from many deciduous trees.

From the snow we begin our uneven slide into the new season.

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