Winter Hiking at Cougar Mountain

Coal Creek Falls: Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 17-40mm f/4L

Rainy winter days are the norm for Seattle.  However, when the precipitation abates, even if for just a day or so, it pays to take advantage by visiting some local hiking trails.  Streams and waterfalls will have abundant flow, while crowds will be at a minimum.  Mike and I hiked a few trails in Cougar Mountain, a beautiful venue just a twenty minute drive from Seattle.  The weather was cool but not unbearable.  If you get a chance in the next few weeks, I highly recommend visiting Coal Creek Falls (opening image), North Fork Falls, and Doughty Falls.  I guarantee you won’t be disappointed.

White Wash: Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS

North Fork Falls: Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 17-40mm f/4L

Doughty Falls: Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS

Cascading Beauty: Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS

2 Comments
  • Bev
    January 24, 2011

    I’m sure glad you always have your camera ready. Great water shots.

  • Daidri
    January 24, 2011

    The way you captured the water in the wilderness is truely beautiful!

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