Took a Sunday drive today to view a freezing Snoqualmie Falls. Always wanted to do this, but most of the time driving conditions were too treacherous to get there. The subarctic air we’ve had lately has been very dry and road conditions were great; road traffic was light, to boot! The only bad thing was the lighting conditions, especially this time of year when the sun’s angle is so low and causing flare on the camera lens. I did my best to prevent this. Unfortunately, I was not able to get some wider angle shots, as a result of bright sun shining in my face. The air was so cold, as well, stinging my face. Ouch! So here are some blue tinged photos to go along with the icy cold air and water.
Some of the walkways along the top of the fall were closed due to frozen water spray, making any form of navigation treacherous. At the top of the falls I snapped a few shot of the vegetation thickly coated in ice. Some of the formations looked like spaghetti.
Sitting atop the cliff overlooking the falls is the internationally famous Salish Lodge. Snoqualmie Falls is a major tourist destination in Washington State.
© Peggy A Thompson