Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Grove of the Patriarchs, Teal Blue Water and The Hike

Copyright 2017, CABS for Reflections From the Fence

In July of 2013 we were in the Mount Rainier Washington area.  Read that date, we are not there now.  Yes, I am that far behind in my travel posts.  I am sorry.  Life and fun got in the way.

Anywhoooooo, one afternoon we decided to visit the Grove of the Patriarchs and go for a hike.  The area allows you to visit Silver Falls and the Grove, both along the Ohanapecosh River.

The falls:

Man looks over the access bridge to the water flowing below.  It was a massive, stunning bridge:

After spending some time here enjoying we went back to the hiking path.

Look at the tree we had to walk under.  Look at the size of the tree to the right side of this photo.  

To get to the grove you must cross the suspension bridge.  

There goes Man, sure footed and moving along - - 

Seriously, look at the size of this fallen tree root system!  Gracious!

Peaceful, green, lush, quiet - - 

Now and then, I try something "different" with Sony.  Like panorama photos taken from ground to sky instead of left to right.  This couple sitting enjoying the peace, I had to try to capture the size, and the experience.  Of course, it is never even close, but, still, it's fun to try.

Look at the size of this downed tree by the hiking path/trail.

Before we cross the river once again, I stop to try to capture the teal blue of the water.


Fair play, Man gets to capture Carol crossing the suspension bridge.

Truly, it was lovely, the color of the clear water, the sound of water, the lovely Douglas Fir and western hemlocks, and western red cedars. 


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