Silver Falls

Silver Falls

USA Road Trip 2020

July 15, Day 43: Silver Falls should be a National Park. Jean and I assess every hike in terms of it’s “payoff” – the reward for the effort. Typically, this is a great view or wildlife. This park has a ten-fold payoff: ten stunning waterfalls in a single eight-mile loop hike! Three of the falls are over 100 feet tall, with the highest at 178 feet. The trail cuts behind the falls in four places, with sunshine and rainbows before you as you rest in the cool of the rock alcoves. A huge payoff!

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Arches at Daybreak

Arches at Daybreak

USA Road Trip 2020

June 11, Day 10:  We rose early in the morning to catch Arches National Park at Daybreak.  Views were surreal; it was as if we were in a Mars science-fiction movie.  The rocks reflected the fiery orange of the sunrise, with the gibbous moon hanging high above in the azure vault of the sky.  In the far distance, Colorado peaks were still touched with snow, and dusty green brush filled the broad foreground.

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