Its been a while since I posted, but I've still been out hiking regularly, although now in the snow. This day hike was a few weeks ago, and was an end of season bike and hike where we biked out 10km, then hiked 10km, then biked back 10km.
Bike and hikes are great to get further into the back country all in one day as you can cover some ground much quicker, at least in areas there there is a reasonable bike access without too much elevation gain.
Anyway, I came across this very cool waterfall, that I didn't even know was on the trail and it was a pretty stunning and colorful wall of rock.
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This slide was really weird to me, it was rock, but 100% wet (the whole dark area) and if you stepped on it, you would slowly sink in like thick quicksand, despite it being all tiny rocks. I've never seen a slope like that before that hadn't slid away more. I guess the creek washes away whatever slides down it.
You can really see that wet rock/soil slope from up above. Some of the water from the upper creek must flow around the bedrock underground and seep out this slope. Its all above the same height as the waterfall, which is over the cliffs below me to the right in this photo.
Unfortunately, the skies turned dark and we faced a bit of harsh winds for a while before reaching a destination in the valley at the far right of photo. Lots of upper ridges now above the creek and tons of oddly shaped trees from the winds in the area.
I'll put up some from the rest another day, I hope you liked the photo series! Please feel free to comment and follow for more!