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Jul 20 2014
skatchkins
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 Joined Dec 22 2007
 Mesa, AZ
Dry Creek FallsNorth Central, OR
North Central, OR
Hiking avatar Jul 20 2014
skatchkins
Hiking5.00 Miles 933 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles
933 ft AEG
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Parking at this trailhead costs $5 unless you are parked eating at the Char Burger and then walk across the street. Another gross green trail with shade and trees much bigger than thorny bushes.

I told Noel there was a 30% chance I was going in. She took her phone camera out immediately.
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Dry Creek
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May he guide you through the wilderness : protect you through the storm;
May he bring you home rejoicing : at the wonders he has shown you;
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May 01 2011
seattlehiker
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 Joined Dec 25 2006
 Seattle, WA
Dry Creek FallsNorth Central, OR
North Central, OR
Hiking avatar May 01 2011
seattlehiker
Hiking5.10 Miles 933 AEG
Hiking5.10 Miles   2 Hrs   15 Mns   2.27 mph
933 ft AEG
 
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Beautiful weather today so we opted for a short hike to Dry Creek Falls near Cascade Locks. Still a little early for wildflowers but the falls were nice. Even got some views of Mt. Adams along the way. Some flowers here and there but still a little early. We did this same hike last year mid-April and the amount of flowers was about the same so it looks like this year will be a little later when compared to last year. Still a nice hike so close to home. Saw quite a few people along the trail. Was disappointed to see several bags of dog poop (?) along the trail at the beginning but was pleasantly suprised to see them gone on our return trip.
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Apr 18 2010
seattlehiker
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 Seattle, WA
Dry Creek FallsNorth Central, OR
North Central, OR
Hiking avatar Apr 18 2010
seattlehiker
Hiking5.20 Miles 854 AEG
Hiking5.20 Miles   2 Hrs      2.60 mph
854 ft AEG
 
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With the weather looking nice, decided to take the short hike to Dry Creek Falls and we were not disappointed. Rolled into the Bridge of the Gods trailhead around noon. the wildflowers are starting to come out in full force. Another week or two and it shoudl really be nice. There is noticeable freeway noise at the start but with the nice weather we couldn't complain. Met a few folks on the way in but had the falls to ourselves when we arrived just before 1 PM. While it may not be as famous as some of the other Gorge waterfalls, it is no less beautiful. Very nice indeed. With the shortness of the hike, it's definitely one we'll take friends/family on when they visit. As we left the falls we passed a group of about 10 or people. We saw several other parties on the way back. Will have to think about combining this with a hike of Herman Creek in the future (assuming we get an earlier start). All in all, a can't miss hike for the Gorge area!
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