Rainy, hail, thunder... and waterfalls at Silver Falls SP!

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Rainy, hail, thunder... and waterfalls at Silver Falls SP!

Post by Splintercat » May 15th, 2017, 7:56 pm

Thought I'd post some photos from a trip to Silver Falls State Park on Saturday -- as it turned out, the unruly weather thinned out the crowds, which made for a very pleasant (but wet!) stroll from the north trailhead down to Lower South Falls, my favorite section of trail.

Looking downstream from behind North Falls:

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Stream scene along the north fork of Silver Creek:

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Bigleaf Maples:

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...another stream scene along the north fork Silver Creek:

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Middle North Falls:

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...and Middle North Falls:

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...the trail hugging the north fork just above the confluence with the south fork of Silver Creek:

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Bleeding Heart:

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Scouler's Corydalis:

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....another stream scene along the north fork:

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Lower North Falls:

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Salmonberry blossoms en route to becoming berries:

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Maidenhair Ferns still unfurling:

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Lower South Falls:

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Always a beautiful hike, ESPECIALLY on a rainy day..! :D

Tom :-)

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Re: Rainy, hail, thunder... and waterfalls at Silver Falls S

Post by EmilyK » May 15th, 2017, 10:19 pm

Really nice photos, thanks for sharing them! :)

Also, thanks for the plant id, Scouler's Corydalis. I ran into a big swatch of it growing up nicely on either side of the trail on my way back to Wahkeena from Angel's Rest (415) and just didn't know the name. I could ever so subtly smell it in the air though. Quite lovely.

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Re: Rainy, hail, thunder... and waterfalls at Silver Falls S

Post by BigBear » May 16th, 2017, 8:50 am

great pictures

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Re: Rainy, hail, thunder... and waterfalls at Silver Falls S

Post by Splintercat » May 19th, 2017, 9:19 pm

Thanks, Emily & BigBear!

Tom :)

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