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Scenic Falling by LAlight Scenic Falling by LAlight
While this waterfall is called "Scenic Falls" I call it "Scenic Falling" because of the ridiculous number of times I fell in the short hike to reach this fall. :|

In normal conditions, I suppose it would take only a matter of 5 minutes to reach this fall, if that. During my visit, there were three or four feet of snow still blanketing the hillside leading up the falls. The problem was that the top of the snow was packed, but underneath, I think it had started to melt. Which meant that every step my 5'1" self took, I sank 3' into the snow, often having to be pulled out by my hiking partner. He did a great job of appearing to be sympathetic, but I think he was greatly amused that he glided effortlessly across the snow while I sank with every step I took! ;)

In all seriousness, it was well worth the extra effort I had to put forth to get there, as the falls are really quite beautiful.

It's a beautiful place to have to spend extra time falling and climbing back up onto the snow. Next time, I am taking snow shoes, that's for sure.

Scenic Falls
Highway 2, near Stevens Pass, WA



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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
Definately worth your trouble LeeAnne :nod: and you know, i didn't feel any snow in my boots or up my pant legs at all :slow:

:rofl: Love the composition and color in this :painter:
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LAlight Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Professional Photographer
:lol: Thanks John!
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
You're welcome :)
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PaulSwiatkowskiPhoto Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful shot and definitely worth the effort LeeAnne! :)
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LAlight Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Professional Photographer
:) Thanks, glad you agree!
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PaulSwiatkowskiPhoto Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Anytime :)
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Althytrion Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
Wow, what an impressive landscape! :wow:

Fine capture, LeeAnne, and interesting story! :clap:
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LAlight Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much, Kevin. :)
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LeashaHooker Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012   Photographer
Beautiful LeeAnne! I bought snow shoes for situations like this and wouldn't you know it, we didn't have much snow, well until last month that is and I was in Alabama! :giggle:
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LAlight Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional Photographer
:lol: Yeah, who would have thought I'd need them in April? Apparently, I had never been to WA in April...silly me!

You guys have a good trip across the country? :?
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