Feb 13, 2013

Waterfalls- Mossabre Falls

Mossabre waterfalls

As I mentioned in one of my earlier posts that smaller places interest me more. Long ago I was reading  a book which was about smaller towns in America. The book listed the interesting small towns also. Unfortunately, I forgot the title of the book :( but I remember Dunsmuir was listed among them. Dunsmuir town has two beautiful waterfalls which are easily accessible. Hedge Creek Falls and Mossabre Falls.

Mossabre Falls is one of its kind. The water seeps through the bushes and grass. But, reaching this falls is a bit tricky. Not that you will have to trek 10 miles one way but you will have to hike 1 mile on an active railway track. Make sure you are not in a narrow place when the train passes :) Once reached no one regrets all the pain walking on the tracks. Cool and secluded, dreamy and peaceful ... but on weekends expect crowds of swimmers.


I sat there under the shade for a long time listening to the water. A Blue Jay was moving around, may be for food. I have seen these birds in the campgrounds and picnic places looking for human food. A senior couple come by with their pet puppy. It was fun watching that puppy running around chasing this Blue Steller's Jay.

Lovely huh?

And Happy Valentine's Day to All :)
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40 comments:

  1. Great photos!
    Lovely post for WBW!

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  2. What a beautiful waterfall; it does look like a very peaceful place. That jay is just stunning! Great photos.

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    1. Thank you Connie! Yes, it is a peaceful place.

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  3. Without reading and looking twice I wouldnt have noticed exactly how the water comes through the vegitation, very nice image

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    1. Welcome to my blog Dave and thank you! Yes, this waterfalls is very interesting.

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  4. Great falls and a beautiful bird!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  5. Great photo of a beautiful bird.

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  6. Beautiful waterfalls and the Jay is gorgeous! Great shots, have a happy day!

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    1. Thank you Eileen! Yeah, Jay was very busy looking for food!

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  7. oh I love your blue-jay capture; what a moment!

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  8. That is an amazing waterfall, I love it. And of course the blue jay too!

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    1. Yes, Al. The waterfalls is truly amazing. Glad you guys like it.

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  9. A superb photo of the falls! Cute Jay, they are different than ours.

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    1. Thanks Karen. Is that so, Jays look different in your place?

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  10. Awesome falls & fascinating blue jay. Happy Valentines day.

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    1. Thank you Mr Ramakrishnan! Happy Valentines day to you too!

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  11. Amazingly beautiful falls and lovely bird!
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  12. Beautiful falls. You have captured it like a painting!

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  13. Thats a great picture - I love the catch light in the birds eye and the fact that its not in the middle of the picture!

    Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW

    Stewart M - Melbourne

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    1. Thanks Stewart. What I like about your comments is that ... you really read the post and give more info. The bird was looking for food and so I left some empty space for it to look :)

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  14. Waterfalls are always beautiful - whether small or big doesn't matter. But most of them are in the remote places, and has restricted access. But the pleasure you get, after passing through the difficult path is infinite! This fall is gorgeous looking, especially with that width and thin layer of water falling.

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    1. Yes, this waterfalls is truly amazing. I love that water seeping through the grass!

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  15. A great photo of a Steller's Jay! This kind of jay is the provincial bird of British Columbia where I live! I enjoy your photos.

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    1. Welcome to my blog Traveller! Yes, this bird is a Stellar's Jay which is found in the west and related to Blue Jay. Thanks!

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  16. Omigod the first photo just bllew me away! The purple water looks magnificent. The bird has beautiful colors too. Nature is indeed beautiful.

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    1. Thanks Jenny. The water looks purple because of the WB setting :) YES! Nature is beautiful!

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  17. Love Stellar Jays, quite a bit different from our Blue Jays. That waterfall is amazing and thank you for explaining how it is formed...I have never seen anything like that before~

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    1. Thank you Mary. Glad you liked the waterfalls picture, it is one of its kind huh?

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  18. Wow that is quite a hike, but it certainly looks worth the effort as the area is beautiful Kusum. I am wondering if that is a scrub jay as our blue jays look all blue. They are so smart and fun to watch. Thank you for linking into Nature Notes this week..Michelle

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    1. Michelle, actually it is a Stellar's Jay, a very close relative of Blue Jay. Thanks :)

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  19. What a beautiful place! Of course, I am partial to birds, so love that jay!

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  20. Experience the most beautiful, enhancing and charming majestic waterfalls in Iceland. It gives the visitor an opportunity to walk behind the water falls. Holiday in Iceland with Majestic Waterfalls will be an unexpectable experience for all tourists.

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    1. Yes, I know about those beautiful waterfalls of Iceland!

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