Snoqualmie Falls

 

 

This is an overview of Snoqualmie Fall. The white square (Upper Lot!) is where I love to start my advanture. Also my kids love going across that wooden bridge and if you find a spot you don’t have to pay! “It’s free”! 

Welcome to Snoqualmie Falls. Their is a few spots at the top of the fall in which you can get and awesome view. A real jaw dropper and it will have you staring for while. The area has a small (1/2 mile @.@) hike up or down. Depending on where you choose to park. If you park on the upper parking lot you will go across a small cabin like wooden bridge which looks supper creepy if you ask me. Friday the 13 wooden bridge.

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The signs are awesome!

Once you cross that you will start hearing the water fall and you can smell the purity of the air. The amazing sound of a few thousand gallons of water pouring down onto the ground only get louder as you get closer and the the roar of crashing water will fell almost therapeutic. So I like to sit and drink a cup of coffee with my wife as the kids explore the near by bushes and read the words on this small leaf like metal plates place inside the concrete. So before or after pouring the steps and side walks. The made this metal leafs that have inspirational words and other things inscribe on them. So my son was reading them as he was walking. So if you plan to go take a small tumbler with some coffee and your day will just get so much better. If you want to go down to the other parking lot you can just follow the trail to the bottom or you can get a souvenir and call it a quits at the top. I highly recommend starting in the upper lot and going down and then coming back up. In the bottom you can go towards two differentIMG_3947

History

Snoqualmie Falls is a 268-foot (82 m) waterfall in the northwest United States, located east of Seattle on the Snoqualmie River between Snoqualmie and Fall City, Washington. It is one of Washington’s most popular scenic attractions, but is perhaps best known internationally for its appearance in the cult television series Twin Peaks. That was a interesting show to have come across and the falls was one of the place I had to visit.

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On the observation deck is kid friendly and everyone can admire the stunning views. This will only expands their imagination. I can only wonder what my kids are thinking about. ^^)

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Star away!

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WoW! What a majestic view of nature.

The small hike starts!

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After the observation deck you can play around a small park like circles and check out the are or you can go straight down for 2 mile into the bottom level.

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Park information and other cool facts to know. 

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Be Ware! lol…

For the Snoqualmie People, who have lived for centuries in the Snoqualmie Valley in western Washington, Snoqualmie Falls is central to their culture, beliefs, and spirituality. A traditional burial site, to the Snoqualmie, the falls are “the place where First Woman and First Man were created by Moon the Transformer” and “where prayers were carried up to the Creator by great mists that rise from the powerful flow.” The mists rising from the base of the waterfall are said to serve to connect Heaven and Earth.

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The trail down is full of small signs with information about near by plant leafs and what they can do or what they are best used for. Know you leafs if you plan to be out in the wild. 

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Peka Boo!

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My little explorer!

Lower Parking lot.

Finally making it to the bottom is bathroom time. If you want to use the restroom you should. This is your last choice and you can either go into the BOARDWALK OR RIVER ACCESS. I choose the BOARDWALK and I pretty sure I will be back when I have my canoe or a raft of some soft. The small trip down stream looks so chill. I would love to go down on any day of the week. My task for today was to show the kids some awesome views of the waterfall not go into a river and it is what kids do and they always get sick. So I did the responsible parent thing and left the river access for another day.

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My kids love this. My son said it was his portal!

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The power plant design is very unique and almost looks like a child’s toy. The size of this is just incredible and amazing. 

Most of the river is diverted into the power plants, but at times the river is high enough to flow across the entire precipice, which creates an almost blinding spray. High water occurs following a period of heavy rains or snow followed by warm rainy weather. This can occur during the rainy season which lasts from November through March. During high water, the falls take on a curtain form.

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The power of water

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This is the end of the BOARDWALK.

The falls were first nominated for the National Register of Historic Places in 1992 as a Traditional Cultural Property for its association with the beliefs of the Snoqualmie people. However, the property owner, Puget Sound Energy, objected to the listing. The falls were subsequently determined eligible for listing in the National Register. The owners rescinded their objection and on September 2, 2009, the falls were formally listed in the National Register.

This is one of those day in which I look back and remember. I do allot of things during the course of my day and yet I don’t need or want to remember it all. This is not one of those days! I will look back in history and no one knows what the future of this water fall will be but it was truly enjoyed by my family and I. I would love to have a nice sunny day by the river and that is so coming soon.

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