Monday, September 29, 2008

We Visit Something Old & Something New

The weather continued to be great. The high is expected to 72! We decided to take an extended drive back to our old campground, Fairhom, on Lake Crescent. As we rounded the curves and got a good view of Lake Crescent, we had to stop and take a picture because it was just gorgeous.

We drove around the campground reminiscing about our stay. One of the pictures that John wanted was of the path where he slipped an fell on his butt. Here it is. Doesn't look very dangerous, does it. But it did the job on John.

After we left the campground, we went up the Sol Duc valley to view the salmon cascades. Every fall the salmon return to the headwaters where they were born to spawn and die. This particular point is a tough spot for the salmon to get past. They have to jump up the waterfall. Luckily, the road was right next to the river so John was able to get a view and spotted some salmon jumping up the falls.

Unfortunately, it's very tough to get a picture because the fish are not predictable, and it's early in the season, so the run is just starting. But it's still a very beautiful spot.

Not only is the view wonderful, but the sounds of the river makes the image complete. We're sorry we didn't have a video camera, then we could have had the sound and probably a fish jumping.

Linda has taken most of the pictures, isn't she doing a great job! I think she may have found a new hobby.

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