Monday, June 11, 2007

Wallace Falls

Saturday, we went with a group of friends (my fellow coaches in the Self-Expression Leasership Program I was involved in for the last 3 months) up to Wallace Falls. It was a tough hike for me, I was huffing and puffing, and really struggling with shortness of breath most of the way up, but it was lots of fun, and it really made me realize how much I miss hiking, and that it would be a great goal to plan another hike near the end of this summer, and to actually be in better shape so I could really enjoy it more, and go farther!

It rained the whole day, but it wasn't a big heavy rain until we were almost finished, so we didn't mind at all. We do live in a temperate rain forest, after all! Rain comes with the territory.

Here is the view of the falls from the bridge that is about a half-mile from the first of the three levels of the falls.

Here is the view from the first level. There is a picneic shelter there, and this is where I stayed while the kids went with a bunch of other folks to the top two levels. I sat and ate yum balls, drew in mysketchbook, and enjoyed watching chipmunks, and talking to the other woman who didn't climb to the top. It was serene and beautiful.

Here is a picture one of my friends took from the third level of the falls. The kids were so proud of themselves for making it all the way to the top!
So, they hiked a total of 11 miles, and I did a total of 5. Not bad for the first hike of the season!



Bridget said...

Wow, the pictures are beautiful.

Pamela said...

Lovely ~ thanks for sharing!

P :)

andie said...

Gorgeous pictures! Sounds like makes me antsy for when the kids are all big enough (and if I were really honest, I'd insert here "and my butt has shrunk enough - I'm working on it!) to *really* do some hiking.

Dy said...

LB, I miss hiking! Those pictures are exquisite!! Good goal, sweetie. After all the work you've been doing for others this spring, I think it would be wonderful for you to have an active goal for yourself. One you will enjoy the fruits of for years to come. :-)