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Twin Falls at night
posted by John : December 1, 2007


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A cold sun


With heavy snow falling since 2pm I figured it was high time I wandered up to the local waterfall at night. I've done lots of other night hikes with and without snow, but never Twin Falls.

Upstream neighbors, Jeremy and Shannon, joined Tokul and me after the girls went down.

The snow was falling so fast it made photos nearly impossible. (Or rather, it made good photos nearly impossible.) The flash was really only good at blinding us, but that's not to say I didn't try.

Tokul led the way, but actually had trouble following the trail in a couple of spots. The way is so much different under even just a couple of inches of snow.

The wind blasted us as we crested the first ridge, but we got away from it as we dropped down toward the big tree. At the bridge over the falls we kicked snow into the river and watched it float out of sight into the darkness.

There was no risk of getting lost on the way back, but our footprints were nearly erased by the new snow.

Good times.

Totals: About 3.5 miles and 500 feet of gain including the 100 steps down to the overlook.

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