Lower Wallace Falls

I really should be unpacking, but a mid-week hike is hard to resist!

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Today Lisa, Micah, Jeff, Ashlyn, Josie, Peachy and I hit the Wallace Falls trail. Hardly any other users and those that were there had their dogs with them.

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The weather was mild, the dogs were energetic and Ashlyn enjoyed her hike, although she wished her sister was there (alas, mid-week means school).

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Wallace Falls is one of those iconic NW hikes that apparently everyone has been on before, except for me. It’s a very well maintained trail, easy access, and it even has a bathroom somewhere mid-hike. I’m a little surprised we didn’t see an espresso stand.

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We didn’t make it all the way to the Upper Falls (which is closed at the moment, I think, because of logging or something like that…), so it was a short hike, but it was good to get out anyway. 3.7 miles. 1,097 ft of elevation gain. A good warm up to a hiking season.

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The traffic on the way back was horrendous though (once we got back close to the city), which was another reminder that this is mid-week, not a weekend hike.

  • YTD Hiking Miles: 22.9

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