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Saturday, June 02, 2007

SNOQUALMIE FALLS

Earlier this month I took a day trip with my two sisters and brother in law. On the way back from Thorp, WA, we stopped at Snoqualmie Falls where 'I took pictures of course.'
This falls is the state's second most popular scenic attraction with a 268 ft. plunge, which is 100 ft. deeper than Niagra Falls.

It has over one and a half million visitors a year and has been producing electricity for over 100 years.
The Salish Lodge, seen in the upper picture, was built around 1916 and was later remodeled and a spa added. It is now a favorite of honeymooners.


It's a one half mile hike to the base and believe me, when you are above looking down, any people below look like ants.


Yes I put on my helmut of Salvation, clung to my camera and with trembling legs I walked out onto this contraption! YIKES! It was like being suspended in the air, but the view was unbelievable. Maybe it wouldn't have been so terrifying if I wasn't over weight??

The Native American people who lived here for centuries believe this is a spiritual place. Snoqualmie Falls was the first Native American Spiritual site to be listed on the States register of historical places.


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