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Tenant Falls Hike ~ Apr 30, 2015

Journal entry by Lenore and Jack Reber



From many varied and lengthy routes, twenty of us met at the small parking lot several miles up Hope Valley, along East Stony Creek. We walked along gurgling Tenant Creek and soon also heard the roar of the first and largest waterfall. This was the first time many of the hikers had visited this remarkable slide and waterfall plunging into a large circular pool, so we paused for photos, snacks and relishing the beauty. We were soon joined by our twenty-first, somewhat errant hiker. The trail then led us further up the creek, often veering up slope and then back to creekside like an undulating three mile inchworm. We enjoyed lunch at the second waterfall, which wasn't as tall but had a lovely to tiered slide forging through a gap in a rock facade into wide and shallow pool. After lunch, hikers were given the choice of relaxing or taking a ten minute hike up to the third falls. All continued on and agreed the the third falls had its own special beauty, the stream gushing through a break in a horseshoe shaped rock wall into a deep and shaded pool. It was indeed difficult to tear ourselves away from this beautiful and peaceful place, so we stopped for a final appreciation at the first waterfall before heading to the cars. The sun shone, the creek babbled and the hikers chatted, making this four and a half mile, 560 feet elevation gain hike a delight for all.

4/30/15 - Lenore Reber added 6 photos.

5/1/15 - Joanne Armstrong added 3 photos.

5/1/15 - Diane Wisell added 3 photos.

5/1/15 - Margie Litwin added 2 photos.

5/3/15 - Wanderer . added 13 photos.

27 photos



Peter on ice. - added by Lenore



Are we there yet? Almost. - added by Lenore



Beautiful place - added by Lenore



Lunch time - added by Lenore



Another lunch view - added by Lenore



Third falls. Worth the effort. - added by Lenore



Yes...SNOW lingers on this last gorgeous April day! - added by Joanne



And yes...boys will be boys. Mike lands a snowball squarely on Peter's back. - added by Joanne



A big thank you to the owners of the property who allow us through access to the lovely waterfalls beyond. - added by Joanne



Talk about bumps on a log! - added by Diane



Lenore reacts to news that it is 28 seconds PAST LUNCH TIME! - added by Diane



What a difference one more day will make! - added by Diane



Gail and Jim enjoying the view and rushing waters of the First Falls. - added by Margie



The Abominable Snow Monster maybe!!? No, just furry little fern fronds emerging at creekside. - added by Margie



At the trailhead - added by Wanderer



Tenant Creek - added by Wanderer



Apparently soil is optional; "Persistence and determination foster adaptation" Ed Valla - added by Wanderer



Lower Falls - added by Wanderer



Above the Lower Falls - added by Wanderer



Who are those people? - added by Wanderer



Along the ridge - Margie, Liz, Donna & Barbara - added by Wanderer



Middle Falls - added by Wanderer



Gail, Margie & Joanne with Jan & Jim in the background - added by Wanderer



Mike above the Upper Falls - added by Wanderer



On the trail - added by Wanderer



Lunch! - added by Wanderer



Linda P above the Middle Falls - added by Wanderer



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