Friday, February 28, 2014

franklin falls


Last month, my boyfriend, Josh, and I decided to hike drive up to Snoqualmie and hike the trail to Franklin Falls. We were assured that the trail was so easy anyone could do it, and that there shouldn't have been any snow. Well, there was quite a bit of snow, and worse--ice. But we decided to brave the elements and hiked for about a mile or so before we realized we weren't even on the trail--we were on a road that would have eventually led us to the freeway. On the plus side, it was a pretty walk, and we discovered some fantastic views. Afterwards, we finally found our way to the trail we wanted, and made our way through the snow and ice to the waterfall. To get closer to the waterfall, we climbed around a rock face covered in sheets of ice, and finally we made it to the point where I snapped the picture of the waterfall and decided I wouldn't risk climbing any further. 

So, what was meant to be a short, easy hike turned into an all-day adventure. But the amazing scenery made it totally worth it...and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. 

Photo 1 - 2012-12-22

11 comments:

  1. Can't wait for pictures of you both! Looks like a great day trips.

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    1. It was fun! I'm hoping to get some pictures of both of us sometime soon. :)

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  2. Those are some gorgeous photos!!! They could be post cards.....and I didn't know you had a boyfriend. ☺

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    1. Thanks, Iris! Hehe, after today we'll have been dating for two months. I only just mentioned him on the blog this week. :)

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  3. These are amazing shots, Vicki! :D Glad you two were safe on your adventure.
    ~Paige
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  4. A boyfriend...this is new!! Do we get to see what he looks like? :D
    Love these pictures! Sounds like the perfect adventure!!

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  5. Those are gorgeous pictures!! And it sounds like a fun adventure in the end, perhaps especially because it didn't go as planned!

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  6. SO beautiful! I need to be there!

    Tiffany Ima
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  7. Ooh, I've never been there! I'll have to add that to my list of Washington places to go; it looks so beautiful! Of course, I'll probably go in the summer, when it's easier to find your way and there is less likely to be snow.
    So pretty, though!
    xo
    Kristina
    www.eccentricowl.com

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  8. Haha that's so funny you were actually on a road for that first half! When I went to Mount Ranier I was so confused where the hiking trail began too. I mean, it all looks pretty hikeable. And these pictures are SO pretty- definitely worth braving the elements for ;)

    xo marlen
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  9. A M A Z I N G photos!!!
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