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April 19, 2015

Backpacking at Siouxon Creek

My first backpacking trip!

Siouxon Creek backpacking trip

I’m ready for my first backpacking trip, with 25 pounds on my back and Astrid at my side.

Siouxon Creek backpacking trip

Sylvia and Gracie

Siouxon Creek backpacking trip

the crystal clear water of Siouxon Creek… emerald green where it deepens in pools

Siouxon Creek backpacking trip

Horseshoe Creek. This photo was taken on the bridge above the falls.

Siouxon Creek backpacking trip

Horseshoe Creek Falls

Siouxon Creek backpacking trip

looking down at the creek from the campsite area

Siouxon Creek backpacking trip

the creek as viewed from near my tent

Siouxon Creek backpacking trip

Astrid, my Jack Russell puppy

Siouxon Creek backpacking trip

My tent, the REI Quarter Dome 1, with plenty of space for me, Astrid and my backpack.

Siouxon Creek backpacking trip

our campsite area

Siouxon Creek backpacking trip

on the trail

Siouxon Creek backpacking trip

A small side stream about 1/10 of a mile from our campsite… and the source of our water for this trip.

Siouxon Creek backpacking trip

Siouxon Falls… about 3/10 of a mile from our campsite

Siouxon Creek backpacking trip

Sylvia and Gracie at the top of Siouxon Falls

Siouxon Creek backpacking trip

A small side trail leads to the top of Siouxon Falls

Siouxon Creek backpacking trip

Siouxon Creek

Siouxon Creek backpacking trip

small waterfall along Siouxon Creek

Siouxon Creek backpacking trip

Siouxon Creek

Siouxon Creek backpacking trip

Another campsite right along Siouxon Creek

Siouxon Creek backpacking trip

On the trail looking down at the creek.

Siouxon Creek backpacking trip

mossy wonderland

Siouxon Creek backpacking trip

looking up

Siouxon Creek backpacking trip

Horseshoe Creek Falls, as seen from another campsite.

 

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