Monday, August 9, 2010

Chasing Waterfalls

Are you ready to hear about my great hike?

We went out to the coast here in Washington, on the Quinault Reservation. We went to have a picnic and hike around Lake Quinault.

My grandpa took us up on a hike, and guess what we found? A gorgeous waterfall!



I climbed up all the way to the top. It was a little scary, because the rocks were wet and slippery. I used a big walking stick to help me out. Waterfalls are really loud, too. I never knew that until I was so close to one!



The view from the top was definitely worth it!



After so much hiking, we were hungry and ready to have our picnic. We went to a place called July Creek. It was so beautiful, the water and sky were both so blue.





It was a lot warmer down by the lake, I didn't even need my jacket.

After eating lunch, we had lots of time to just play. We tried skipping rocks on the water - I wasn't very good at that. I pretended I was a gymnast walking a balance beam on the fallen logs, and I was much better at doing that! I only fell off once.



There were so many beautiful wildflowers around. The area is a rain forest, but it's a temperate rain forest, so it's different from the tropical rain forests that I usually think of. It seemed like everything was covered in green!



I gathered up a lot of flowers to press for my herbarium!



I really love hiking. There is so much to see in nature. Do you like to hike?

15 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, everything about this post is amazing! Piper, it looks like you had a blast hiking by the waterfall! All the pictures are gorgeous, and you look so adorable! After seeing this post, I want to visit Lake Quinault! I'd love to see a waterfall, picnic by a lake, then hike through nature anyday. Hope you had a fun trip!
    -Lexii

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  2. Piper, what a beauty you are! Love all the photos and I learned something new about rainforests thanks to you!

    I love to hike too! I need to go on one when I go to Washington this month!

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  3. Piper,

    That waterfall looks stunning. I'm glad that you were brave enough to get to the top so that you could see it. :)

    I like to hike, but I don't do it very much. It's definitely not as easy to hike on the east coast as it is on the west coast - not as many beautiful places to go!

    -Sophie

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  4. This is so beautiful!! Great pictures, and I love your outfit.

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  5. Piper, the waterfall is beautiful. It makes a great backdrop for photos, which, by the way, were beautiful. Thank you for sharing such gorgeous photos from your hike.
    ~Sabine

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  6. What an amazing trip! Everything looks fantastic!

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  7. How beautiful, everything is so gorgeous! I'm glad you had a good time on your trip, all the wilderness is stunning. :D

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  8. Beautiful pictures Piper! Looks like you had lots of fun :)

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  9. piper does a lot!I have a doll too!

    But she doesn't do much but I play dolls too!

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  10. i took pictures of my doll Alexandra so I had fun in the snow with her

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  11. Oh my goodness, Piper! YOU LOOK ADORABLE!!! I LOVE your shirt, the pictures, everything! I plan on making a shirt similar to yours; I always wanted a gathered shirt for my dolls! I absolutely love your blog! It's so cute, fun, inspiring, and just plain AWESOME!!! :D

    ~Miranda

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  12. This is so Amazing you are so talented and so passionate about what you do!

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  13. Now I want to go to Washington even MORE! How is that possible?? I can't wait for summer!

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