Kay's Photo Journal - Recent Activities
Copyright:  Those royalty free photos are for your personal use only. The original photos are for sale, please e-mail to kay@kayplaza.com
Download Instruction:  Click rollover pic to open the enlarged photo, right click on it and select "Save picture as..." to save to your computer.
Note:  When click the thumbnail and large size photo doesn't show up, that the case no enlarged photo is available.
  Archive - Click any blue links to access to the Archive       (3) List by Month
 (4) List by Date
 (5) Alphabetical List
USA
Canada
UK
Photo Journal
Peak List
Hike Trail Map
LVMC 50 Pks
Wildflower
Rock Art
Summer Travel
Travel US/Canada
Collection
List
Vegas
(1) Select from Area List      
 LV   AZ   ID   NM   SD   WY   MB 
 SG   CA   MT   NV   UT   AB   NT 
 UK   CO   ND   OR   WA   BC   SK 
(2) Select from Area Map      
 Las Vegas   AZ   ID   NV   WA   BC 
 St George   CA   MT   OR   WY   MB 
UK   CO   NM   UT   AB   SK 

9/27/2016 Warm Springs, OR (1 mile) - When setting the bottom of the springs, can tell warm water was getting from the bottom of the hot springs. Very nice area to relax, wish little more hot water.
Go Top     
9/26/2016 Salmon Creek Falls, OR - It is located behind the campground, to through the campground and park in the campground to get it. It is short falls but enough water flow, it was neat falls.
Go Top     
9/26/2016 McCredit Hot Springs, OR - It is located by the highway #58, it is roadside hot springs. Water level of the hot springs was low and need to mix up hot and cold, from the river, that was hassle. It was fun but not enjoy the hot springs.
Go Top     
9/24/2016 Office Covered Bridge, Westfir, OR - This is a beautiful red color covered bridge. There are two segments, one is car driving way and small one is the pedestrian walk way. Car can drive through but one end of the road is a park.
Go Top     
9/26/2016 Pinard Falls, OR (1 mile) - This is my bonus falls, I didn’t know the existance of it, found from the street sign. It is long waterfalls and about 100 ft or so before to reach the waterfalls, can see the overview from the trail.
Go Top     
9/26/2016 Moonfalls, OR (1 mile) - When close to the waterfalls, I can hear dripping water sound before seeing the waterfalls, this waterfalls are not that the case, moss all over the rocks/cliff that absorb the sound and hardly noticed the waterfalls are there.
Go Top     
9/25/2016 Spirit Falls, OR (1 mile) - To get to the waterfalls was all downhill, a means to come back was all uphill. It is nicely the moss on the cliff and around the waterfall to make special look.
Go Top     
9/25/2016 Perker Falls, OR (1.5 miles) - Two waterfalls, Upper and Lower, and Lower has two waterfalls, top and bottom. I have managed to get nice photos from the Lower Top waterfalls. There is no trail toward to the Upper and bottom of the Lower falls.
Go Top     
9/25/2016 Trestle Creek Falls, OR (1 mile) - It is beautiful waterfalls, but if more water flow then more beautiful. It is nice place to hike by large trees and nature surrounding it.
Go Top     
9/24/2016 Dorena Covered Bridge, OR - It is functionally drive through bridge but doesn’t go anywhere, road end 50ft or so but its visible from the actual road.
Go Top     
9/24/16 Eugene Saturday Market, OR - It is divided craft area and product area by the street. Many venders that must sell own original products, $13/boot + 10% of total sold that pay to the association.
Go Top     
9/22/16 Sand Lake, OR - Sand Lake, West Winds Sand Dune and Cape Kiwanda beach that I have stopped by and I saw Alpacas. Where Ocean brings sand that unknown, but sands are constantly increasing by low and high tides. One distingush rock called the Haystack Rock located in the Kiwanda beach.
Go Top     
9/21/2016 Cape Trail, OR (4.8 miles) - Hiked with some spots were muddy to get to the tip of the Cape. The view is nice for the south side beach but not for the north side beach, view blocked by many trees. It is popular place to hike, I saw many visitors hiking on the trail. I spend 2 hours for this hike, a means 2.4 miles/hr speed.
Go Top     
9/21/16 Cape Meares, OR - Road was closed, and I have to run twice to cover the entire roadway. I have visited Big Sitka Spruce Tree, Octopus Tree and Lighthouse. The glasses of the lighthouse have damaged, a guide told that couple young guys shoot 15 times with no reason.
Go Top     
9/19/2016 Seaside, OR - When cross the Columbia River from Washington State to Oregon, pass the large bridge, Astoria-Megler Bridge, during driving on the bridge, the large cruise was crossing under the bridge, I took a photo when driving. At the town of Seaside, Broadway street was packed cars and visitors, busy place.
Go Top     
9/19/2016 Bay Center, WA - It is very end of the road that’s unique place. This area has no overview point, must to go through the Bush Pioneer County Park to get to the smalll beach, no one in the Park or beach, when I was there. I don't know we can go through the top of the Goose Point or not, no one there to ask.
Go Top     
9/19/16 Westport, WA - This is a busy fishermen port and I saw many fishermen boats. There are many stores and many visitors, It is enthusiastic town and I thought the sideboard walkway is nicely done. However Toke Point that was different story, only one store and not many boats and no visitors.
Go Top     
9/18/16 Quinault National Recreation Area, WA - There are many things to see in this area, here are some of I have visited such as World’s Largest Sitka Spruce Tree, Lake Quinault, Falls Creek Falls, Rain Forest Natural Trail and added the Big Cedar Area that not far from it. More than 800 years old trees in ther Rain Forest Nature Trail.
Go Top     
9/18/2016 Ruby Beach, WA - There are many large size drift logs on the beach, not easy to cross over to get to the sand beach. There are few islands/boulders standing beautifully. Small rocks on the beach are flatted out by the ocean wave.
Go Top     
9/14/16 La Push, Quileute Indian Reservation, WA - I have been to both the La Push and Rialto Beach before, a means this is my second time to visit here. Weather was not good and picture didn’t come out like I expected. Even not good weather, I saw more visitors than before.
    7
Go Top     
9/16/2016 Sol Duc Hot Springs, Olympic National Park, WA - This is my third time here if I remember correctly. There are too many people sorking in the pools, and hot springs water is filthy that was disappointed that addition to road construction was going on and waited about one hour to reach the hot springs.
Go Top     
9/16/2016 Madison Falls, Olympic National Park, WA - Short distance to hike up to the falls from the TH. The road is closed at this TH. Its popular place and many people enjoy short hike to see the beautiful waterfalls.
Go Top     
9/14/2016 Ferry Victoria, British Columbia, Canada - Port Angles, WA, USA - I was at the Victoria ferry terminal around 9:30am but all sold out for 10:30am and 3pm ferrys. On the waiting list of 3pm, they really packed cars at 3pm ferry, I got on, but few people couldn’t make it. During waiting time, blowsed Victoria harbor area.
Go Top     
9/14/16 Ferry Pender Island - Swatz Bay, WA - This was direct ferry from the port of the Pender Island to the Swatz Bay, Vancouver Island or people said Victoria, there were packed of cars for 1st ferry at the day, I assume many people are commuting.
Go Top     
9/12-9/13/2016 Pender Island, British Columbia, Canada - This island is actually the two islands, North and South Pender Islands connected by 1 line bridge. I have visited Gowlland Point, Brooks Point, Hope Bay, Port Wahington, Roe Islet, Irene Bay, Starvation Bay, Oak Bluff Park View Point, Magic Lake, Thieves Bay. Best view from the Oak Bluff Park View Point, and Thieves Bay is the best place to watch the Whales.
Go Top     
9/10-9/11/2016 Saturna Island, British Columbia, Canada (total 10 miles hike) - I have visited the Winter Cove, East Point, Echo Bay, Narvaez Bay, Monarch Head and Mt Warbarton. I met Sandra and John, they were kindly to let me stay their Shorehouse. I have hiked to Mt Warbarton, which has incredible view.
Go Top     
9/8-9/9/2016 Galiano Island, British Columbia, Canada (total 9 miles of hike) - 49th Parallel, Ecological Reserve, Retreat Cove, Pebble Beach, Mt Galiano, those are I have visited in this island. Hike up to get but atop of the Mt Galiano has an amazing view of the layer of the islands. Retreat Cove is privately owned but public access to it and fun place to be.
Go Top     
9/6-9/7/2016 Mayne Island, British Columbia, Canada - I have visited Village Bay, Georgina Point Heritage Park and Lighthouse, Bennett Bay, Horton Bay, Henderson Community Park, Mt Parke Park and Japanese Garden. The Japanese Garden was highlight of this island, it is well maintained beautiful garden.
Go Top     
9/2-9/6/2016 Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada - We have rented a house that found from the airbnb.com site, and my daughter and my niece families, total eight of us, spend few days in this house on this island. We have visited the Farmer’s Market, Beddies Beach, Mt Maxwell Provincial Park and Model Railway World.
Go Top     
9/2/16 Ferry Swartz Bay, Vancouver Island to Fulford Harvour, Solt Spring Island, BC - Drove short distance from the Sidney to the Swartz Bay. The ferry was no problem to get a ticket, however there was no announcement when to ride or leave the bay, just follow the front of the car that all I could, stanning view to see the many islands.
Go Top     
9/2/2016 Ferry Anacories, WA to Sidney, BC - The ferry tickets ware all sold out and only I can do was to stand by to waiting on the line. I got ferry terminal early and waited three hours and got it, ferry was 2 1/2 hrs ride. Ferry does go through between many islands and beautiful view.
Go Top     
8/31/2016 Shadow of the Sentinels National Recreation Area, WA (0.5 miles) - It is located west of the Baker Lake, not far. Some of the trees are 600 years old and still standing nicely here and there. The trail starts nice boardwalk.
Go Top     
8/31/2016 Baker Dam and Lake, WA - Total two dams, Lower and Upper Baker Dams. The Lower Dam is located near the town of the Concrete, and Upper Dam is can drive on the dam and 14 miles north from the town. The Baker Lake is a long lake runs from north to south.
Go Top     
8/30/2016 Diablo Lake, WA - Color of the lake water is beautiful blue green that glaciers grind rocks that called silt, rock flower, which melt in the water and react with light to give the blue green color that the sign said, see rightmost photo.
Go Top     
8/30/16 Ross Dam and Lake, WA (3 miles) - From highway #20, the trail goes down to the top of the Ross Dam, I saw the Pacifi Crest Trail mark, but I am not sure the dam is part of the PCT or not. The dam is very tall, but view from top of the dam is very nice mountain view.
Go Top     
8/30/2016 Liberty Bell Mountains, WA - This area also called Early Winters Spires that a map said. It is located near the Washington Pass and from highway #20 overlook area, the view is gorgeous. The highway #20 is amazing shape around here that can view from overlook area also. The mountain view is very nice around here.
Go Top     
8/29/2016 Winthrop, WA - It is old and historical town, and many specialty of small stores both side of the highway #20, roadside parking lot is full of cars. Many tourists stop by to shop and enjoy the window shopping. There are many hiking trails near the town.
Go Top     
8/28/2016 Falls Creek Falls, WA (3 miles)- There is nice handicapper access trail to the first largest waterfalls. When continue to hike up, there are some more waterfalls. There are many waterfalls on the Falls Creek but some of are not visible from the trail. I saw some pictographs on the bolder near the Falls Creek.
Go Top     

Home  |  Web Dev  |  Database  |  Calligraphy  |  Matsutake  |   North America  |  Collection  |  List  |   Kay's Photo Journal  |  Kai's Photo Album  |  Memoirs  |  Contact
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
If you have any questions or suggestions, please e-mail to: kay@kayplaza.com
Copyright © kayplaza.com All Rights Reserved