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Elvis
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Elvis
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PostSun Oct 05, 2008 10:41 pm 
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Today 8buck, D2k and I enjoyed the scenery along Denny Creek - especially the view of Keekwulee Falls and the splash of fall color.
Keekwulee Falls
Keekwulee Falls
Keekwulee zoom
Keekwulee zoom
Fall Colors
Fall Colors
Red Leaf
Red Leaf

The trail was relatively quiet this morning, but on our return from the Hemlock Pass area we started to encounter more people.  Still, there were quite a few less than I anticipated.  Probably a combination of the season and the weather forecast.  I hear this place is a zoo in the summer.
Silhouette
Silhouette
Rock in Water
Rock in Water

At the trailhead a crew was working to erect a new trailhead sign.  Looks nice and strong.

Before crossing under the I-90 elevated highway, 8buck observed this cool looking mushroom along the trail.
Purple Fungus
Purple Fungus

A while later we noticed this 'scaled' vertical cliff with a strange circular shape where the layers of rock have fallen out.
Rock Layers
Rock Layers

Met some friendly Robber Jays and found a blue tank top in a tree above the trail.
Robber Jay
Robber Jay
Robber Jay
Robber Jay
blue fungus or lost tank top?
blue fungus or lost tank top?

We also noticed a white spot in a distant tree across one of the talus slopes.  Here is the original photo (full zoom) and then the photoshopped/cropped/enlarged 'white spot'.  I figured it was an eagle, but it's in a peculiar postion - like it has its head under its wing.
White Spot... see enlargement
White Spot... see enlargement
What the... ?
What the... ?

Someday I'll head back out here and visit Lake Melakwa - when the weather is a little bit better.

~E

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Obi Tony Kenobi
Waterfall Crazy!



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Obi Tony Kenobi
Waterfall Crazy!
PostMon Oct 06, 2008 12:24 am 
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Nice pics, can't believe there is still that much water going over Keekwulee Falls, usually by now it is a trickle.

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Go Jo
of the lykkens



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Go Jo
of the lykkens
PostMon Oct 06, 2008 9:19 am 
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Great shots! Thanks for adventuring out in the rain to get them for us  wink.gif
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Hiker Mama
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PostMon Oct 06, 2008 10:10 am 
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Woo hoo!  Elvis got out for another real hike this year!  chickenleg.gif  I liked the red leaf photo.
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The Angry Hiker
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PostThu Oct 09, 2008 10:59 am 
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Looks like a hawk, and it was probably sleeping.
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stacymarie
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PostThu Oct 09, 2008 11:26 am 
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love the picture of the falls with the fall color behind it.

I love that hike, one of my favorite view wise, and it's pretty amazing that there is still that much water flowing!

good job  up.gif

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Backpacker Joe
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PostThu Oct 09, 2008 11:54 am 
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Nice shots Elbis.  Dont know what that mystery bird thing is.....

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Mark Griffith
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PostThu Oct 09, 2008 8:18 pm 
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Beautiful ribbon effect on Keekwulee falls in the small water time.

I have seen that black mushroom of death before up the Middle Fork :

The Black Mushroom of Death
The Black Mushroom of Death
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Karen≤
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A Real Canadian Girl
PostThu Oct 09, 2008 8:50 pm 
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Nice Elvis!   up.gif   Glad to hear you got another 'sunny hiking day'!   lol.gif

Those fall colors are looking mighty nice.  What an ugly looking mushroom that is...I vote for not edible!   hockeygrin.gif
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WildCelticRose
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PostFri Oct 10, 2008 6:49 am 
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ObiTonyKenobi wrote:
Nice pics, can't believe there is still that much water going over Keekwulee Falls, usually by now it is a trickle.

There was actually a decent amount of water in October of last year


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