This is the final post in my Summer Vacation 2013 Chronicle, so forgive me if I get a little verklempt. Maybe it’s because I’m listening to some tragically beautiful tunes (think Ellie Goulding, Ed Sheeran, The National), or maybe I’m just sad at having to say “goodbye” (in a way) to one of the most hauntingly beautiful places I’ve ever visited.
I wouldn’t use the word “magnificent” to describe Sol Duc Falls. I’ve not been to Niagara or Angel or Iguazu Falls, but I know they are so large that you can’t get near them without being overwhelmed by their power and majesty. You could feel the falls here, but you could also walk over the top of them without being literally blown away. They were peaceful, beautiful, and accessible. You could hear the roar, feel the spray; it felt very personal.
At the top of the falls, my kids played on the rocks that I took the picture above from.
Also? I’ve always wanted to use my fish-eye lens to take a picture like this:Yes, I lay down in the middle of the trail to get this photo and yes, people looked at me like I was cray-cray. But did I care? Nope. It was worth it to be able to cross that off my photo bucket list.
Of course there was more beauty to find along the trail on the way to and from the falls. Here’s my favorite, but you can find more by clicking on the gallery below.