June 17 was my birthday and I decided to go on a little adventure.
I headed out to the Gorge to search for some hidden waterfalls that don’t have trails to them. The first has a lot of popularity in the kayaking community as a good one to go over. To hike to it you pull off the side of a road and basically follow a very faint path straight down a very steep hill several hundred feet.
But when you find the falls, it is all worth it.
The color of the water is truly amazing.
It was fun to walk around and take in the different views.
Catherine Creek was not much father up the highway, so I went to find the small waterfall there. We came here a few weeks ago, but did not have time to see the little waterfall. This time it was much dryer and the flowers had changed.
Catherine Creek Falls
My last stop was to find the elusive Carson Creek Falls. There is one vague description of where it is online, but there is very little evidence that anyone else has been there. With not even a faint path I just headed down into the creek valley. Reaching the creek I basically fought my way up stream.
But Carson Creek Falls was awesome.
Mosses and ferns covered everything. The greenery was all encompassing.
Back home we went out for a delicious BBQ dinner, and my family came over to share the lemon roulade cake with huckleberry cream filling. Thank you Ruth.