Saturday, May 12, 2012

Falling Water Falls

My alarm clock went off painfully early last Saturday morning, rudely awakening me.  So I hit the snooze button a few times.  I eventually got up, and surveyed my campsite at Richland Creek.  I cleared camp pretty quickly, which was easy because I cheated and slept in my car.  A few minutes later, I was back in the car and driving off to visit a few nearby waterfalls before the sun came up.

The first stop was Six Finger Falls, on Falling Water Creek.  The water level was very low, so that only about two of the six fingers actually had water in them.  I stopped to take a few pictures, but none of them really turned out.

I got back in the car and headed to Falling Water Falls.  This is a neat waterfall - it's scenic and very easy to get too (it's right off of the side of the road).  The water level was very low here too, but I stopped for a bit and took a few pictures.

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The sun was steadily rising, and was just about to break through the trees surrounding the creek.  So I hurried to get a few more shots.  The light was hitting the trees above the creek, which reflected in this pool downstream from the falls:

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I took a few more pictures, but the sun came out and light became too harsh.  So I got back in my dirt-coated car and headed towards home, where I was looking forward to taking a nap...