Feb 20, 2013

Waterfalls- Hedge Creek Falls


Hedge creek waterfalls Dunsmuir

Once, I took a road trip from San Diego to Portland mostly on I-5. On the way there are many global cities like, San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco. But, what interested me were numerous small lesser known places ... One of them is Dunsmuir in northern California. This place is blessed with small yet wonderful waterfalls and friendly people. One of the waterfalls is Hedge Creek waterfalls. Very close to the freeway exit. A short hike downhill leads to this falls. 

Hedge creek waterfalls Dunsmuir rock
There is a legend that a thief hid behind the waterfalls. There is a nice cave behind and hence, he might have done so. It was peak dogwood bloom time and I was amazed to see those off-white and pink flowers at the trailhead. I was here early morning for good light and I was surprised to see hikers even at that time! 

I took few pictures and rested on one of those rocks. I finished my breakfast listening to the music of the flowing water and chirping of birds. Morning cool breeze was very refreshing, it brought some damp chill with it. I sat there watching that white falling water ... occasionally a hiker-couple would wish me a very good morning before moving away. I left the place reluctantly ... 
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35 comments:

  1. Nice falls. Well captured!

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  2. looks lovely. I would have a hard time leaving as well.

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    1. You bet! BTW, welcome to my blog Pearl :)

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  3. Wow, gorgeous waterfall. My hubby would love to see this one. Great shots!

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    1. Thanks Eileen! Then you should take your hubby there!

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  4. Beautiful photos of what sounds like place where it would be nice to spend some time.

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    1. Thanks Connie! Yes, it is a small nice place!

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  5. Lovely picture -- and that part of California is wonderful! It is not at all what most people think of when they think of CA...and we loved it there. When we lived in Oregon, we often drove down the coast that way.

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    1. Yes, you are right Sallie! Northern CA is much more wild and beautiful!

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  6. A great way to have your breakfast. Wish one could do that everyday. You cant seem to get enough of waterfalls, and you know what, nor can we. All the pics are magnificent!

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    1. Jenny, yes! I have a secret love affair with waterfalls :) I will go out of my way to reach one! Thanks anyway!

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  7. nice waterfalls... good capture...

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  8. I prefer the quiet, lesser known places too... beautiful, beautiful photos!

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    1. Thanks Laura. Yes, these quiet places are fascinating!

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  9. This is beautiful..so clever to get off the beaten path to see these gems.. Lovely for Nature Notes Kusum and thank you for the birthday wishes.. :)... Michelle

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    1. Thank you Michelle! And you are welcome :)

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  10. that is such a pretty place, thank you for sharing

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  11. Dunsmuir! we'd planned a quiet weekend there and that got cancelled. :( These pictures tell me it's time to think about it again.
    Very nice.

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    1. Oh! You should go there once! I am sure you will love it!

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  12. I've been through Dunsmuir many times but never stopped. I guess next time I should.

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    1. Definitely you should Martha! Glad my post made you think so :)

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  13. Fantastic photography of one of nature's gems ~ Wow ^_^

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  14. stunning images and story to go with it. What a beautiful place. So peaceful looking.

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  15. What a wonderful place! No wonder you were reluctant to leave.

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  16. You have done a trip I have always wanted to do. Of course, I should have done it when I lived in California :). Nice blog you have here, Kusum.

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    1. Thanks! Hope some day you will return to CA and do the trip you always wanted!

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  17. omg! what's wonderful waterfalls, so looking very nice.
    thanks for sharing

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