Friday, September 28, 2018

Mount St. Helens (Post 4) - Covel Creek Trail & #Waterfall - #SaturdaySnapshot

As I mentioned in my first Mount St. Helens post (link here), the Auburn Senior Activity Center's hiking group stayed at Cispus Learning Center. Not far from our lodgings we explored the Covel Creek Trail, out last hike of the trip. 
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Underneath the trail sign is a note: "Bridges Removed." That meant we had to scramble across creek beds. Our hiking poles sure came in handy! Luckily, there wasn't very much water in the streams in August.

The trail was well-marked and wide in most places, though there were steep and narrow sections farther on.

Our destination: Covel Creek Falls. I imagine there's much more water earlier in the summer, as compared to August, but it was still an amazing feeling to walk behind a waterfall.

Here's the view from behind the falls. So cool!

A mossy picnic shelter along the path.

On the way back, we walked along the Trail for the Blind. I tried closing my eyes and relying on the yellow rope for guidance, but there were too many roots and rocks for me to feel steady. I wondered how blind people were able to navigate it safely. 

More info about Covel Creek Trail and Falls: HERE

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  1. Gorgeous scenes! I love that view from behind the water falls.

    Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog. Have a great weekend.

  2. Every time I see the forest trails I get homesick for Darrington. Thanks for providing me a "path to the past" with memories of so many places similar to those you visit.

  3. Beautiful scenery. My husband stood next to me when I first opened your post yesterday, and he was captivated by what you caught on camera. He'd love to go back to Mt. St. Helens--hasn't been there in many years.

  4. Love behind the waterfall!

    Sandra, you asked me about needing the letter Q for a roundup. Tom hosts a weekly letter of the alphabet challenge and we just did the letter M so I was planning ahead.
    Tom's blog

    My letter M

  5. I've walked behind a waterfall a long time ago and remember it as a great experience. Loved your pictures, Sandy. I had never heard of a trail for blind people. How extraordinary!

  6. What a beautiful hike! I'd love to go there!

  7. Hi,
    Beautiful shots. Love shot from behind the
    waterfall...have a great day!

  8. Those are such lovely shots. Thanks for sharing them.

  9. Welcome to Nature Notes Sandy! I am happy to have to you. I see you have a grandchild in your about me section and I have a 3 year old grandson who is the best thing ever. I really admire all the hikers and I would wonder too how a vision impaired person who handle a trail, but I am sure that only those who do those kinds of things would attempt it. I do love as a retired special education teacher that they made a trail like that. I am moving or have moved my blog. I have run out of room after almost 12 years so the new address is at the old blog, but it easy anyway. . I hope to see you again and visit more of your blog..Michelle

  10. This looks like a great hike with wonderful scenery! I think it's great that they have a trail for the blond. I'm pretty sure that they don't have the pre-conceived notions of a trail like we do and that could be how they don't get bothered by the roots and stuff. Just a thought.


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