Lake Crescent & Sol Duc Falls

I am linking up with Skywatch Friday  and Good Fences
I hope you can join in on the fun and share your fence scenes and pretty skies.

I am sharing some images from Day 4 of our trip to Washington state.
I mentioned on a previous post, it was great to wake up in the morning and see a clear sky, this was a shot of moon before heading out for the day's exploring.



After a day of driving the previous day to Cape Flattery we decided to spend the next day hiking to the waterfalls not far from Port Angeles. I am sharing a Lake Crescent sunrise and a couple of waterfalls we visited while in the Olympic Nat'l Park.


Lake Crescent sunrise on our way to the waterfalls.


As we drove along the the lake, we would pull over and check out the colors of this sunrise.


One of the few birds I saw during our hike to the waterfalls was this Hairy Woodpecker.


On this day we hiked to 3 waterfalls, the Sol Duc Falls was the first one and to me it was the prettiest. All the websites I visited spell the waterfall name Sol Duc and not the Soleduck that is listed on the sign for the park?


I like how the Sol Duc Falls separates into 3 tiers or I call them channels or chutes. Plenty of fences around to keep peeps or hubby safe from falling off into the falls and gorge. Sol Duc falls seemed to have the most water out the 3 waterfalls we visited on this day.


Above images are of the Merymere Falls. After leaving Sol Duc Falls we drove to the next waterfall above called Marymere Falls. This waterfalls is located near the Lake Crescent Lodge. The trail to the falls starts at the Lodge's parking lot.


Above scenes are from Madison Falls. Madison Falls was our last waterfalls to visit on our way back to Port Angeles.


This cute pup was with a friendly lady we met at the falls, soon after hubby sat down the cute doggie walk over to hubby and sat next to his leg.  Dogs seem to like hubby wherever he goes  :)  I seem to take photos of every dog I see while on vacation.

I hope you enjoyed the sunrise and the Sol Duc, Marymere and Madison Falls. Thanks for stopping by for a visit and for your nice comments. Have a happy day and weekend ahead.

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Thanks to Theresa @ The Run*A*Round Ranch for hosting Good Fences and thanks to Sylvia, Yogi  and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday.    I wish everyone a happy day and weekend ahead..

Comments

Hi Eileen You Moon shot as usual are fabulous.Love the waterfalls an the sunrise is splendid and that a cute little dog you came across.
Crissi said…
So beautiful pictures - superb!!
Happy Day Eileen
Hug Crissi
Christine said…
Stunning sunrise photos Eileen and the waterfalls are fabulous! You have certainly done a good job of selling this part of the world to me as I'd love to visit some time!!
Have a lovely day!
Bob Bushell said…
I love number 3, the sky. The rest of photos are superb, thanks Eileen.
Sue said…
Hi Eileen--looks like you found some great places out there......you always do!!
Funny how the name is spelled differently like that.
Have a good day
Gayle said…
Good to have a fence by a waterfall. The falls can be mesmerizing. Happy Day.
magnoliasntea said…
Hi Eileen! The waterfalls are really gorgeous, lovely photography. Love the pooch, too, I bet the grooming bill is a pretty sight, also. ;) Great captures all.
Have a wonderful weekend!
ahhh, I want to visit Lake Crescent.
b.."E"..th said…
great shots, Eileen. love cloud sitting at the top of the mtn. that is wow wee just perfect timing. have a nice Thursday. i enjoyed your post. ( :
So much beauty here! That sunrise over Lake Crescent is stunning... and the waterfall. What a treat it was too see these photos this morning.
EG CameraGirl said…
Wow! Gorgeous sunrise! I want to visit the Northwest soon!
TexWisGirl said…
cute fuzz-pup. :) nice area and beautiful falls!
Linda Kay said…
Your dog picture is probably a Maltese, and she reminds me of my Sophie we once had. As always, great pictures and the fence on the trail is delightful.
rupam sarma said…
Awesome photos and thanks for your post :)
Greetings
Love your sunrise, Eileen. I don't often see Hairy Woodpeckers in W.V. anymore. As recently as five years ago, they were at the suet feeder frequently. Seems they're being displaced by the Red-bellies.
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DeniseinVA said…
Thank you for sharing this lovely hike with us Eileen. I don't think I have ever seen a Hairy Woodpecker before. The pup was cute. Have a great day :)
Lynne said…
Lovely . . .
Your photos make me want to "be there",
(I lived and would want to hold the puppy too! Although dogs and pups gravitate to my husband first, just like they do to your husband.)
Nancy Chan said…
Beautiful sunrise and waterfall. And a cute pup!
Bev said…
Beautiful skies !!...It's all gorgeous!!
carol l mckenna said…
Magnificent moon shot and fantastic nature shots and of course, I love the little doggie!

Happy weekend coming to you,
artmusedog and carol
Linda said…
I love your moon capture, Eileen! I have only seen a woodpecker here in Montreal once, and it was in a forest like area. I actually heard it before I saw it and took the photo, but this was a few years ago and since I didn't want to scare the bird away I didn't get a very good shot. Your photos always bring me much joy. Thank you so much for sharing.
Mary Hone said…
Beautiful moon, and beautiful sun. I am soooo missing them. That waterfall is awesome!
Crescent Lake is truely a beautiful place to be. Did you visit the Sol Duc Hot springs while you were there?
Lovely shot all.
MB
A Quiet Corner said…
Your timing was perfect for that sunrise...just gorgeous. And the falls with all it's critters must have been a treat too!...:)JP
Linda W. said…
Ah yes, Crescent Lake! I took some wonderful sunset photos there last year. And yes, that "Soleduck" sign is wrong. But the waterfalls are magnificent. Glad you were able to see so many nice falls.
Sandra said…
dogs are like a magnet to me everywhere we go. with camera or without. hubby and i both love dogs. those views are fantastic and i can count the craters in the moon. wow shot
Mama Zen said…
That second shot is positively breathtaking! Wow!
You have so much fun photographing , don't you?
I can tell!
Karen S. said…
Hello Eileen, I stop to meet all the dogs I meet along the way too, even kitty cats if they're willing to say hello. Another great place to hike, you always treat us with such lovely want to visit places! Thanks, enjoy your day, it's almost the weekend!
Beautiful forest.. Nice place to take pics.. Regards..
Happyone said…
Love that sunrise. That's one thing I miss since we moved here - the beautiful sunrises over the lake I walked around.
Amy Franks said…
oh wow I can't get over the beautiful scenery you have there, and great shot of the moon btw :-)
Ida said…
Would you believe I've lived in WA state all my life and have never visited any of these falls? They are very pretty. I liked the Sol Duc falls the best too and it did seem to have a nice fence to keep people safe. What a sweet little pup you met.
Mascha said…
A great walk! A few photos show a similiar landscape to ours here in Harz-Mountains, little waterfall...
Have sunny days
wildlifewatcher said…
Hi Eileen, Stunningly beautiful Sunrise! You know that my favorite is that Hairy Woodpecker. Have a fabulous day tomorrow!
Helma said…
The pictures of the sky are truly magnificent! Beautiful colors and so atmospheric. The woodpecker is also a nice one. Your other photos are another fun variances :-)
Greetings, Helma
Sylvia K said…
Glorious skies and superb captures, as always, Eileen!! Thank you for sharing the beauty! These do indeed take my breath away!!
Janey and Co. said…
Wow those sunset shots are beautiful!
Ileana said…
Hi, Eileen! Very nice photo! This little dog is very cute!
carolann said…
I so enjoy your pictures and your Moon. Wow!

All delightful photography.
RedPat said…
What a sunrise that was! The falls look lovely too, Eileen!
beautiful lake and waterfalls and such a lovely dog! I also like the photo of the woodpecker
amo sin blogg said…
Your sunrisephotos is very beautiful.

Beautiful ... There's really nothing like a waterfall hike! Fabulous scenery. It's funny about the sign. I wonder if one way is Native American and the other Angleciized. I wouldn't know which was which though even if that's true.
LV said…
Thanks for allowing us to enjoy some very pleasant sights.
Wonderful moon and sunrise shots! You always manage to visit (and photograph) the most beautiful places!!
GreenComotion said…
Adorable scenes of the many trails and sky views, Eileen!
The waterfalls and the wood fences are very nice.
It is indeed a treat to go such places and thanks for taking us all with you.
Have a Great Day!
Peace :)
Grantham Lynn said…
Oh great shots. I want to go on a walk with you. What a cute puppy.

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Missy George said…
Beautiful skyscapes and waterfalls...and of course the puppy...Have a good evening..
Photo Cache said…
I am enchanted by the sunset shot with the gorgeous hues reflecting on the water. Happy weekend.

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Cloudia said…
Eileen, you are schooling all of us! Such wonderful scenes! I shall long remember your lake mountain with cloud






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Hi Eileen, what a wonderful place to visit and hike. Love the sunrise shot. Your sky pics are gorgeous. I love the moon! The little pup is so cute. How sweet he walked over to sit by your hubby.
Have a great weekend.
The Yum List said…
Absolutely stunning shots of the lake today.
Rose said…
Wonderful moon shot...beautiful, beautiful area. And such a sweet dog!
Yogi♪♪♪ said…
I love your sunrise pics of the lake, and of the falls. I love the dog that sat by your husband's leg.
Joyful said…
Hi Eileen, I love the first 3 photos of the sky and water. Just stunning. The birds photos are always lovely too. It is storming here right now so I hope it is nice and calm where you are.
Indrani said…
I am in love with the third pic. Great series!
Have a great weekend!
Bethany Carson said…
The sunrise is gorgeous! I love the cloud and peacefulness in the first photo, and the oh so beautiful colors in the second. Neat to see a hairy woodpecker; I never have! Waterfalls are always a joy to watch. Thanks for sharing your trip with us!
jandi said…
Cute doggie! Wonderful sunrise shots and beautiful little woodpecker! Have a beautiful day!
s.c said…
Wow really some great shots. I like them.
ladyfi said…
Stunning shots of moon and lake!
Hi Eileen,
your Moon shot is spectacular and the sunset is awesome. I like also the impressions of your beautiful walk.
Best regards, Synnöve
Your photos always blow me away. Incredible. hug B
Karl Demetz said…
Beautiful series, love the landscapes !
This is a wonderful landscape. I like waterfalls so much. But the first picture is amazing!!!!
Have a nice weekend.
Gusta
Caroline Gill said…
Stunning moon pics, Eileen. I love the Hairy Woodpecker ... and what a cute dog! Thank you for your kind comment. Have a lovely w/e ... hope you are avoiding the storms.
Breathtaking said…
Hello Eileen!:) A beautiful place with gorgeous scenery. I love the rustic fences and waterfalls, and your stunning sunrise shot.
Tom said…
Those sky shots are to die for!
Gattina said…
Beautiful sky pictures, and the others too of course !
magiceye said…
The 1st 3 photos are magnifiecent!!
Wow...that sunrise is a beauty!
JM, IL
AzStu said…
Wonderful Series of photos and great presentation.
Marie C said…
Fabulous photos! Wow! You have been showing some of the most gorgeous places to visit lately! Loving every post so much!
Antonina said…
Beautiful photos!
Enjoy the weekend!
What lovely photo's you share with us Eileen ... those sunrise ones are just amazing, the colours so lovely to look at.

I don't think I've seen a hairy woodpecker before so was most interested to see this particular photo.

... and that pup is adorable!

I hope you have a lovely weekend.

All the best Jan
Christian Weiß said…
A great series of photos.
Kathy said…
That photo of the sunrise over the lake: GOR-jus!!!
Debbie said…
such a beautiful place to get lost for a few hours with a camera. i really love waterfalls and we don't have enough of them in this area.

cool fences along the trails!!!!!
Alexander said…
Very clear and nice close-up shot of the moon. The photos taken in the woods are also beautifully taken. I like your perspective.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Alexander
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Wonderful views, that moon is so nice!
Happy weekend!
We moved north in 2001, but the last time I was in the Olympics was in the mid-1990s. I remember standing at a pay phone to talk to my employer about problems back home at my new job. How time flies. - Margy
NatureFootstep said…
wow, such wonderful images of everything. The skies are so great. If I were you I´d stay there.
Kathie Brown said…
I love that gorgeous sunset!

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