March 27, 2010
This remarkable set of falls is in the Middle Fork Snoqualmie Valley, about 1 mile upstream from where the Middle Fork trail intersects Cripple Creek. Cripple Creek drains at least 6 lakes on the slopes around Preacher Mountain. There is a very faint trail that takes off from the main trail just north of the Cripple Creek bridge. Don't worry if you lose the trail in blowdown or alder -- keep going and you'll pick it up again. When water flow permits, the scrambling up the white granite to the upper sections of the falls is a lot of fun.
For more information see Waterfalls NorthWest at http://www.waterfallsnorthwest.com/nws/waterfall.php?num=749
There are a few quirks with the audio -- I blame iMovie for that.
The music is from "Survivor's Suite" by Keith Jarrett. http://www.amazon.com/Survivors-Suite-Keith-Jarrett-Quartet/dp/B0000031PO