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Monday, January 28, 2008

Kettle Falls Day Hike

The ESOA held an organized day hike to Kettle Falls on Sunday. Clear blue skies, plenty of sunshine and temps nearing 60 degrees brought 36 hikers out for the excursion. The large group was divided into 3 smaller 12 person groups in order to spread out the impact on the area. Participants enjoyed the short but scenic hike; some of the things encountered included numerous groupings of ice features, overhanging bluffs, crystal clear pools and of course the unique Kettle Falls pour-off. Although the waterfall itself was dry, many people were impressed with the site and talked of coming back in the spring after some rain.

Kettle Falls Day Hike Pics

Participants of all ages took part in Sunday's excursion

Some interesting shelf fungus found along the way

Day hikers enjoying the scenic walk down Warm Fork

Lots of bluffs and rock formations kept the hike interesting

Ice formations were plentiful during the hike