Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

January 24, 2011

Day Trippin to Snoqualmie

We've had a ton of rain over the last month and the rivers are swollen and flooding has been a problem.  That also means that the waterfalls are going to be extremely impressive.  I'd heard that Snoqualmie Falls was raging, so I decided to go check it out.  The Snoqualmie/North Bend area is the gateway to the Cascade Mountains.  

Pedestrian Bridge over the road.

Salish Lodge , which is perched on the cliff above the falls.  (pronunciation guide:  Salish = SAY-lish).

If only I could have gotten audio of the sound of the raging water.  I got soaked from the mist.

Snoqualmie River below the Falls.

My friends ask why I don't move back to the east coast.  This is one of the many reasons why.  I could never leave this scenery.


  1. The photos are fabulous! Looks like you had a grand time.

  2. Absolute heaven!!!
    You are so lucky! xxx

  3. Glorious!

    The word I could use a pronunciation guide for is "Snoqualmie".

  4. Val: snow-QUALL-mee.

  5. Anonymous2:33 PM

    Just gorgeous, JoJo...we have beautiful scenery in PA too! Just to let you know, I fed "Buddy" and he was REAL thirsty!

  6. Anonymous5:15 PM

    What a breathtaking view. You've captured it beautifully.

  7. Anonymous9:38 AM

    I swear I can HEAR the sound of the water.....

  8. Is that Quall to rhyme with All, or Pal?

    Just asking...

  9. Val - It'd be like AWL or ALL. Definitely not like Pal.

  10. You've captured it well. Was in that area three years ago and found it beautiful.

    Greetings from Minneapolis!