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Twin Falls: A Test Post with Pretty Pictures

I’m fiddling about with settings. Next step is to test. Other things beginning with T and S: Twin Falls on the Snoqualmie River.

Cave, falls and plunge pool at Twin Falls

I knew nothing of geology when I dragged my intrepid companion here the first time. Also, I didn’t have my super-spiffy shiny Sony Cyber-shot HX5V. So I have two excuses for going there again and collecting photos for you.

Still. I really like this one my intrepid companion shot whilst we were playing down by the river.

Moi on a huge rock at Twin Falls. Image courtesy Cujo359

His camera kicked my Photosmart’s ass.

Right. So. Some of the changes: I’ve added the G+ and PressThis sharing buttons. I know, exciting, right? You’re under no obligation to use them on this post, unless you want to. But they’re there for you if you ever wish to employ them in the future. And, hopefully, you enjoyed these images, even if one of them was shot with a sub-standard camera.

So, my darlings, what other waterfalls do you recommend?

Comments

  1. Lyle says

    There is always Snoqualime falls of course, although the trail to the base is apparently closed according to the web to reopen next year. Since the flow depends upon local rainfall, right after a big storm is a possibility.

  2. Crudely Wrott says

    You might like to check out the Popo Agie River (say, po po’ shuh) near Lander, Wyoming.

    Not so much a waterfall as a “sink” and a “rise”. Here’s a Wiki linky:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinks_Canyon_State_Park

    The river tumbles down Sinks Canyon and takes a sudden turn to port and plunges loudly into the mouth of a cave. To stand near that spot during high water really does qualify for the intensifier, “awesome”. You will feel small and vulnerable as the roaring and leaping whitewater seems to draw you into the darkness that disappears into the canyon wall.

    Just a quarter mile down canyon the river reappears with hardly a ripple into a wide, clear pool filled with trout. It takes over two hours for dye to flow from the Sinks to the Rise and the flow rate is greater coming out than going in.

    The link is short on content but does have five nice pictures. It also identifies the strata through which the river makes its subterranean journey as the Madison Limestone Formation. Lots of fairly recent glaciation on top of folding and uplift of strata new and old.

    I think you’d love it if you could take your camera there. Plus, the entire area, the Wind River valley into which the Popo Agie flows, has an amazing variety of geology. Enough for weeks worth of posts if you ever get the chance to go. I hope you do.

  3. Crudely Wrott says

    I’m sorry that I forgot to say that your post has two very nice pictures!

    The shot of the falls really brings the water to the front. The one of you by the stream reminds me of my habits. Do you also feel compelled to wade out into the current and start picking up rocks? I sure do. I usually come away wet at least to the knees and with a pack full of rocks, driftwood and fossils if I can find ‘em.

  4. Eric says

    Bridal Veil Falls, just below Lake Serene near Index, WA is pretty cool. Also, just below it are Eagle, Canyon, and Sunset Falls on the South Fork Skykomish River. The area is mapped as Oligocene Granodiorite.