We are getting the rain that I know many others wish they had,
and just to be clear~
we would be HaPpY to share with you!!!
Yesterday we broke a 90 year old record with 1.38" of rainfall.
And it just keeps pouring..
But on Sunday we had a perfect day for hiking and headed up the Kougarok Road.
At Mile 26 we parked and crossed the Nome River.
The Dwarf Fireweed and Tundra Roses lined much of the trail.
And the Monk's Hood waved gently in the breeze.
Dorothy Falls was once a bustling gold mining claim.
Some of the kids who worked it are still in Nome.
A train ran from town all along the road to service the many camps on the riverway.
Across the hills above Dorothy Creek the tundra was crunchy beneath our feet.
Wild flowers here grow low to the ground in a variety of colors.
It always reminds me of that part in the movie,
"The hills are alive....."
The walk across the top to the falls is about a mile
making it a nice, easy hike to take folks on.
We like to hike up above then scramble down to the creek below the falls,
where the water is cool and refreshing!
What the fall might not have in size,
they make up for in pretty!
Walking down in the creek bed we were surrounded by all hues of the rainbow...
and interesting rock formations.
Near the intersection of Dorothy Creek and the Nome River are the remains of the
original water lines.
Note how the rock supports are meticulously stacked to last through the years.
There were a lot of people hours put to use here!
The water trestle ran across the creek.
Down by the river a hawk was diving for its dinner.
Another beautiful day in the Neighbohood.....