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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Ruckel Creek Falls

This weekend was nice enough that we were able to get out both days to enjoy some much needed outdoor time. Sunday we took a drive up the gorge to a waterfall on my bucket list. We passed many other waterfalls that were crowded with cars in the parking lots at the base of the trails. When we arrived at the Eagle Creek parking lot, there were not many, and travelling the short trail to Ruckel Creek Falls, we only saw three other people at the very beginning of the walk. This was great, because once we arrived at the falls, we spent around an hour exploring the bridge at the top and then venturing downstream to the base. We did not see another soul the entire time. There were a lot of fallen trees at the base of Ruckel Creek Falls! The wind storms this winter clearly have taken their toll on the forest.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Gorgeous Greens Around Ruckel Creek

We are so spoiled in the Pacific Northwest that a pretty scene like this almost gets overlooked. I debated taking my camera out of my bag because I have so many photos similar to this one. But I could not resist its simple beauty. The water was plentiful due to the continuing late winter rains, and the green ferns and moss framed the scene so nicely.

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