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Photographer's Note

This is a shot of North Fork Falls. This waterfall is about 20 feet tall. It falls down a bright red/orange wall of clay into the Coal Creek. This waterfall will run dry by the summer, so it is important to visit it early, and when there has been rain or lowland snow.

Coal Creek and the area around is an old mining area. When hiking around Coal Creek, you will see an abundance of coal everywhere. Looking in the creek, you will see some coal. Also, there is a large amount of petrified wood in the area. When hiking around, you can see old mining equipment and shacks.

This shot does not show the falls' best flow, but it does look nice here.

Getting here is quite simple. Head out on I-90 east from Seattle, take the Newport Way/W Lake Sammamish Parkway exit (exit 13), then head up Lakemount Blvd about 3 miles. On the left, you will see Red Town Trailhead. Park here, then cross the road to the Coal Creek Trail. Head down the trail for about 1/4 mile, and you will see the falls on your right.

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  • Copyright: Matthew Fonda (mfonda) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 265 W: 40 N: 135] (891)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2006-03-26
  • Categories: Nature
  • Camera: nikon D 50
  • Exposure: f/25.0, 1/6 seconds
  • Details: Tripod: Yes
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2006-03-28 12:14
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