Stumbling Upon Moore Cove Falls

Moore Cove Falls

By accident we found ourselves at the trailhead to Moore Cove Falls. Initially, our intention was to stop and take a few photos from the auto bridge, but we were pleasantly surprised to find this treasure. Because it was a relatively short hike we said, "What the hay, let's check it out!"

I liked not knowing exactly what we were in for, it made the stroll that much more enjoyable. We followed Moore Creek upstream for .7 miles and crossed a few footbridges (my favorite) along the way. Imagine our surprise when, at the end, we were greeted by a lovely cascade that descended from the top of a cave! It's not very often that you can walk behind a waterfall for an ultimate up-close view. That was a special and unexpected treat, indeed.

As with the waterfall we visited earlier, I had a hard time capturing a properly exposed photo. A streak of light was brightly shining horizontally across the cascade! Even so, it was an awesome place to have stumbled upon, especially since we were able to witness such a unique view.

Don't you just love those sorts of unexpected stops?
What did you find on your last venture?

28 comments:

  1. What a great find. I love finding some beautiful waterfalls or other vistas! Great pictures!

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  2. What a beautiful place! WOW! I love the one of the man looking up, great capture!

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  3. How fun! The last time I saw a real waterfall was in Hawaii 5 years ago! LOL!

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  4. Some of our best discoveries have been places that we just happened to come across. I love exploring and seeing what I can find :-)

    Your waterfall shots are great, thanks for sharing :-)

    Kelly @ DesignTies

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  5. Amazing find and fabulous photos!

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  6. Wow! What a cool little adventure and a beautiful place!

    My last venture found me nauseated at the amusement park.

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  7. SERENDIPITY!!

    Fortuitous FIND!! Yes.. I love it when that happens in our life.

    I share your passion and love your photo mosaic!!

    Thanks for the inspiration.

    TTFN~~Claudia

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  8. What a treat to stumble upon such a wonderful find. It looks like a serene place.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  9. I'd say you did a fantastic job photographing the falls. We have some here where you hike behind them and it's so beautiful. I really like the way you designed this post with the separate photos almost looking like they're framed.
    Our last adventure was to the Portland Rose Festival parade. We rode the MAX train for the first time to the parade because when each of us lived in Portland it wasn't there yet and we rode the buses. For old times' sake we took the bus back from the parade to where we parked our car. :)

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  10. Usually my unexpected finds are because I am lost. Here in China, I find all sorts of weird things!

    What a beautiful place to stumble across. I'm so glad you took the path and shared it with us.

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  11. Very cool! I can feel the cool mist!

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  12. The mosiac of photos really sets the mood,.. the greens the darks and the white of the water. I haven't had an unintentional "find" in a long time, perhaps it's time to go wandering again!

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  13. that's so great! I love waterfalls! the colors are so peaceful

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  14. What a gorgeous place! I saw the most beautiful waterfalls in Oregon a few years ago, they were truly amazing. Stop by my blog, I'm having a giveaway. :)

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  15. I think your photos are great ... I haven't even attempted moving water yet! ;-0 despite my Understanding Exposure book and going to school I'm still struggling!

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  16. You stumbled on Moore's Cove at just the right time. It often has much less water flowing, but recent rains have added a lot of volume.

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  17. Beautiful shot. I admire you, as I know just how hard it is to take photo in rainforest conditions. You have done a fantastic job.

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  18. Wow, these shots are awesome! What a great find!

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  19. WOW! those photos are exceptional!!

    Dreamy... wish I were there, I really do!

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  20. I love exploring and finding awesome places along the way! Love the pictures...they should be in a brochure or something for that place! :)

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  21. I do love waterfalls .. there's just something about them that's irresistible.

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  22. I just love the dark green lushness of these photos. They are just beautiful, sort of mysterious. It's been a long time since I've been in deep woods that give this quality of light. Not that many lush woods in central AZ. And the waterfall is a great bonus find.

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  23. I can't remember my last venture, unless a photo session with a two year old counts? That was a first for me, but lots of fun. =)

    Beautiful shots!!

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  24. even just looking at the pictures is relaxing. how awesome it would be to actually be there.

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  25. We found lots and lots of rocks. :) We had gone up into the mountains to collect stuff to landscape our yard with.

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  26. That is fun to find something beautiful.

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