The first day +Ana Andres
was in town I decided to take her on an adventure to see Abiqua Falls. Those that have been know that it's more than just a quick trip down. I've been a few times and know the joy of seeing the falls for the first time when you round that last bend, it never gets old for me. When we got to that spot along the river I had to stop and see Ana's reaction to seeing the falls for the first time. Totally priceless. Her reaction was why I love taking people to places like this.
We walked into the falls and started to scout where we would take our shots. I immediately noticed the small patch of skunk cabbage up on the right rim and knew that's where I was heading. After wading through the very cold creek I had to climb the unstable hillside making sure that with each step I didn't dislodge the large loose rocks. Once at the top I found that most of the flowers were either broken off, facing the wrong way for a good shot, or not fully developed. But there was this one. After a few shots I had to make the nasty climb down, fortunately I to ford the creek to get back which allowed me to wash all the mud off that I collected on the way up.
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