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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Emerald Falls

Emerald Falls, sometimes referred to as Lower Gorton Creek Falls, is a small cascading drop along Gorton Creek. It is super easy to reach via a short, 3/4 mile walk along an out and back trail. The waterfall serves as the water source to the Wyeth Campground, located at the trailhead downstream. These falls also mark the end of the trail. For the adventurous, you can continue up the creek to take in dramatic Gorton Creek Falls, which I also made my way to and will post about later.

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Monday, October 12, 2015

Autumn Light Along Gorton Creek

It rained really hard at times on Saturday, and then on Sunday, things warmed up and it was sunny again. We headed out to the woods to take in the autumn sights and walked this path along Gorton Creek, passing by this footbridge. The smell of the damp forest air was amazing. The sun warmed everything and cast a beautiful golden light on the changing leaves.