Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Mossbrae Falls

Mossbrae Falls
The photo above look better larger.

The family and I met up with another family at Lake Siskiyou and had a great time exploring the area. Figured I'd blog about it a little at a time and start off with a falls I've been wanting to go to for a long time, Mossbrae Falls.

Path to Mossbrae

To get to the falls you have to hike along the railroad tracks for about a mile. This part of the trip was pretty miserable. There is not much shade, and all the rock around the tracks just radiate the heat back up at you. We didn't see a train coming or going, but if you have kids with you keep them nearby. You'll hear it coming, and I've been told they blow their whistle a lot going through the area, so just be aware and keep in mind where you'll go if one comes. Most of the path has plenty of room for getting out of the way, but there are a couple of short narrow portions that I moved a little faster along.

Me at Mossbrae Falls

After that scorching hike, the cold water under the falls was quite exhilarating. I meant to swim all the way across and get my picture taken under the falls, but this is as far as I made it. Burrrrr!

Mossbrae Falls

It's a really nice place to hang out for awhile and enjoy one of the most beautiful waterfalls I've ever seen. The light wasn't ideal, so I didn't get shots of it all, but it extends well off from my photos and wraps around a bend in the river. The kids had a ball climbing on the rocks (or just throwing them in), and we really enjoyed ourselves here.

I'll probably process a few more photos from this spot and post them soon. It's also on my list of places to go back to during better light to get some nice soft even long exposures. I'm guessing morning light would be very nice as by mid-day the sun was partially hitting the falls causing some contrast issues.

1 comment:

Robert Paetz said...

Uhhh... The water looks cold...