On a very warm and sunny day I drove north of Carson, Washington to a large parking area.
From there it was an easy hike to an amazing 200-foot, three-tiered waterfall on Falls Creek.
Because of the many grand waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge, Falls Creek Falls gets little respect. It would likely be a signature state park in most places in the country.
Several miles later and I was at the viewpoint overlooking the upper falls. I normally would have continued on the trail for another three to four miles before turning back. But, on this day there was too much snow remaining on the ground.
Now here is a tip for those of you journeying to Falls Creek Falls soon. There were literally hundreds of exquisite calypso orchids in bloom along the trail.
Beautiful orchids and a jaw-dropping waterfall – – – does life get any better?