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This is seriously one of the most beautiful falls I've ever seen in person. Not only is the waterfall beautiful, but the surrounding forest is also so majestic.

The falls drop a total of 130 feet. The top drop is beautiful from below...but absolutely breathtaking from the top! One of the scariest climbs of my life (proof that I'm not used to REAL mountains) took me up to the base of the top tier: root-grabbing, footholds, clinging to the side of the hill for dear life. And let's not talk about climbing back down! It was an exhilarating experience, one that I will never forget. And, it doesn't seem so scary anymore. :)

Murhut Falls
Olympic National Forest, WA
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Beitrix Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok seriously. This is quite literally in my backyard. I need to get out more :) you really make me want to go on road trips and just look at what's around me
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LAlight Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Photographer
:lol: It's a really easy hike, too...you should go!
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Yamallow Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011   Traditional Artist
I am in love with the lush greens of this photo. Excellent work.
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LAlight Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Professional Photographer
I'm in love with the lush greens of the Northwest! Thanks. ;)
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VeeSwan Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous photo, if it were larger I'd be asking permission to use it as wallpaper!
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LAlight Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Professional Photographer
Hehe...thanks!
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VeeSwan Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Anytime :heart:
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HouseofChabrier Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
I have always wanted to visit Olympic National Forest. This picture is gorgeous!!! Wonderful! I can't barely walk so I enjoy your narrative and the beautiful pictures! Thank you so much for sharing!
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LAlight Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Professional Photographer
Glad I could take you there from the comfort of your home. :)
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HouseofChabrier Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
I read how difficult, and a little bit scary it was for you to climb. I have to take my adventures now from my computer chair. I hiked the John Muir Trail many times with my brothers and sisters, and dad in my youth with a 60lb pack on my back. Your adventures give me a thrill, and continue my love for wilderness. Thank you! Annie I love reading about what you experience!
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LAlight Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you. :)
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L1ttle-0ne Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
Beautiful! My husband and I are taking a drive out that way this weekend. Will definetly have to check it out!!
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:iconlalight:
LAlight Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Professional Photographer
Enjoy! It's so gorgeous out there!
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pixel-ARCADE Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
Beautiful shot!!
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:iconlalight:
LAlight Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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o0oLUXo0o Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
Fantastic Detail and Color! :wow: Mind Glowing.. Great Work! :clap:
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:iconlalight:
LAlight Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks, Brian! :)
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MsDulcet Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful. Looks like a lovely spot!
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:iconlalight:
LAlight Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks! Sure is. =D
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Stroody Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really nice as well ........... Top-draw !
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:iconlalight:
LAlight Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you, Bob! So kind! :)
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JonnyGoodboy Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Immaculate exposure,you can spot details,roots,sprouts.twigs,leaves clearly everywhere :wow:
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:iconlalight:
LAlight Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks, Jonathan! I was surprised too at how much detail came through on this shot. :)
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NWunseen Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional Photographer
better than comet?! do agree the surrounding forest adds so much to this place..like ladders :D so glad you conquered the fears and made it to the top! really was an awesome spot..eager for the shots from there :)

but as eager as i am..could stare at this one for days! the details are just amazing and captured the perfect exposure on the water..despite the high contrast in light from the top tier to the lower..made that noticeable with the perfect lighting on each blending them seamlessly together..the greens couldnt have been shown better! amazing capture, LA :deviation:
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LAlight Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional Photographer
Was very thankful for those ladders! ;)

Thanks for the kind words about this shot! It was probably some of the best light we had all week. :)
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NWunseen Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional Photographer
indeed :D

my pleasure, LeeAnne! and yes..once the smoke came in..the light was just perfect :|
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:iconlalight:
LAlight Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional Photographer
Yeah, I do seem to recall the smoke having something to do with that... :hmm:
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:iconnwunseen:
NWunseen Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional Photographer
fires still going to from what ive read..no updates in three days but on the 15th was at 1250 acres :(
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LAlight Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional Photographer
:( was going to ask you about that.
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:iconnwunseen:
NWunseen Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
yeah..people can be so stupid :angered:
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LAlight Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
:(
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tiny-sparrow Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful photo--without knowing what you went through to get it! The narrative makes it more incredible. I love how the angle of the falls is mirrored in the surrounding greens, hill, and trees. Really spectacular, LeeAnne.
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LAlight Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks, Terri! The hard part didn't come until after I shot this and climbed up to the top fall. That's when it got interesting. ;)
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db-imagery Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Student Photographer
that terrain does look rather tricky!!..lovely composition and light!..nice shot, leeanne:)
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LAlight Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional Photographer
Tricky for a girl from WV who's not used to real mountains, anyway. ;) Thanks Doug!
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db-imagery Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Student Photographer
:lol:...a pleasure!
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
'tis a beautiful scene, indeed! Wonderful exposure and color :clap:
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LAlight Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks, John!
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Pistolpete2007 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Another fine capture.
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:iconlalight:
LAlight Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks Pete!
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bigmaddog33 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
wow that blows me away!
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:iconlalight:
LAlight Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional Photographer
:aww: Thanks!
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bigmaddog33 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
ur welcome! :D
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wtrw Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
beautiful...!!!

well, wrth the effort here...!!!

(haha...yep, getting down is a bit of an ordeal...was up in New Hampshire climbing up this one mt. and all I could think about was how in the hell I was gonna manage getting back down..)

:)
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LAlight Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional Photographer
:lol: Yeah, going up wasn't nearly as bad as coming back down! I had to sort of be coached back down..poor *blyndspy...hehe.
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011   General Artist
beautiful :)
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LAlight Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you. :)
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011   General Artist
welcome!
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girl-n-herhorse Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow . . . just . . . wow . . . that is fantastic :nod:
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LAlight Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional Photographer
:) Thanks!
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