What great words to start a hike with, don't you think? This sign is at the beginning of the trail at Wallace Falls State Park. You may remember that Mr. D and I hiked part of the way to Wallace Lake last October, but we didn't hike to the falls at all that time. My friend Elizabeth was visiting us from Upstate New York, and had requested a relatively easy hike, so on July 6th, that is where we went.
It was a beautiful day, and it warmed up into the high 70s fairly early, but there was a lot of shade on the trail to keep us cool. I had some fun with the sun and shadows, as you can see.
We took the Small Falls Interpretive Loop—a favorite of mine from our last hike—and I saw some wonderful mushroom growth. We stopped for lunch, and I used a paper napkin that didn't quite match our surroundings (more on how I got that napkin in a future post). We also enjoyed the wonderful green of the tall Douglas firs in the forest.
But the main point of this hike is to get to the falls, and that we did. Aren't they beautiful?