Friday, January 9, 2009

Waterfall Revisited

Two days ago we hiked back to the waterfall that I wrote about in my December 11 entry, to see the effects of our abundance of rain. It was gushing like crazy, and the little streams around it that are usually just a trickle, were high and difficult to navigate. To get back to the waterfall we had to cross a raggedy bridge that I'm sure one of these days will fall into the creek. A neighbor's dog, Inky Bear, came with us. Sadly, poor Inky Bear gets left alone a lot - for days, weeks, and months at a time - and he loves to be with people. He had a blast swimming in the pond that we passed along the way, splashing in the little pool below the falls, and then running out to shake himself near us, jumping around gaily at our shouts of protest! He just ate up the attention!


  1. Oh Aleta--how gorgeous!!!! You'll have to name it--AND we need to come and visit during the rainy season. I'm so jealous!!!!! WOW!!!

  2. Yeah, there is a lot of history associated with these falls but, as far as I know, nobody has ever named it. The owners put up a rope that you can use to haul yourself up to the top, but sometimes we hike in from the top and climb down, which is the easiest way to see the top of the falls. I started to climb up on this trip but it was too slippery and I was afraid to try it. Next time! We vow to come go there in the spring with a picnic lunch. You're welcome to come visit anytime!

  3. Cool waterfall and land. Glad the dog has found a pal!