By Nicole Webster
For Part I see here
Once you get to the stump, turn right, and follow along the cliff edge. You’ll walk above the first water fall.
View of the first falls from the trail Credit: N Webster
Just past the falls, there will be a rope to help you descend into the stream bed, where you can walk along to the second falls. Be warned this part of the trail is tricky, having to scramble down and between fallen logs – All part of the fun!
View down to the stream bed. Credit: N Webster
Wandering up to the second waterfall. Credit: N Webster
There are two ways to get past the second water fall – the wet way and the dry way. The dry way – Climb up into the wood on the left side of the river (heading upstream) and walk along until you are past the falls and climb back down.
The wet way – climb up the waterfall from the pool. Kudos to Kat and Suz who braved that path. Credit: N Webster
Downstream view. Credit:N Webster
We then took a short biology break:
A rough-skinned newt (Taricha granulosa). Wikipedia says I’m glad I didn’t lick it – not that I was planning to. Credit: N Webster
A presumed T. granulosa tadpole with a caddisfly (Trichoptera) in the various pools of the stream bed. See how the pine needles are all nicely arranged on the casing with pebbles dorsally? How cool is that! Credit: N Webster
A better view of the caddisfly with some tadpoles in the background. Credit: N Webster
Then we came to the third waterfall, which was easy to scale. There’s a great tree with a pool to jump into up top.
Gorgeous roots – who’s your hairdresser? Credit: N Webster
Suz showing off. Credit: N Webster
We didn’t travel any further, but I’m sure you could if you wanted an adventure.