Sunday, November 4, 2007

yep, another hike



Yesterday, The Empty Nest Hiking Club (that would be Hubby and me) went on another hike -- this one to Lewis River Falls near Mt St Helens. It was a 7 mile hike, so to borrow a phrase from one of the Joads (I think) in The Grapes of Wrath, "my dogs were tired" at the end of the day. (OK, they really weren't all that tired because it was easy terrain, but I like that expression...) Also, Hubby fell on the slippery rocks at one point and tweaked his shoulder. However, it really was a beautiful day and very nice hike. The trail goes through Douglas fir woods and there are three lovely waterfalls along the way. Pictured here are the Lower Falls at the very beginning of the hike. On the way home we drove by this great view of Mt St Helens so I had to get out and snap a picture.

If you want to see the photo slide show of yesterday's hike at youtube, click here. (I'd suggest using the small screen option -- it's more clear.) If you have had your fill of The Empty Nest Hiking Club, do not click on the link.

11 comments:

marie said...

BEE-YOU-TEA-FUL pictures. Sorry about hubby's shoulder...hope he's ok. I'm still waiting for my Empty Nester's Hiking Club provisional membership application form to come. Is it in the mail yet?

David said...

These slideshows never fail to make me smile :)

I commented on the actual youtube site too

mompriest said...

I was going to say that my most awesome memory of Mt. St. Helen's is from an airplane as we prepared to land in Seattle...but now I remember that that mountain was Ranier - but oh my, it was incredible, this looming mountain side right outside the window, almost as if I could touch it...

anyway, beautiful pictures of you hike!

marie said...

Chauncy is good at playing "follow the cursor"

Diane said...

gorgeous pictures, Barb! I'm coming back a little later for the slide show, as we are on our way out the door right now. but NOT TIRED OF THEM

Jan said...

Beautiful, lovely, thank you. Your pictures always make me miss my original home in WA.

Jiff said...

Wow! Such beauty!
happy anniversary,too.

Magdalene6127 said...

So, so beautiful Barbara. I like the empty nest theme of the hiking club!

Diane said...

came back again! you make sure beautiful pictures!

Presbyterian Gal said...

No doubt, you live in a lovely slice of heaven!

Barbara B. said...

thanks blogger buds!!!