|Dalles Creek Falls|
I had a choice – hike Snoquera Palisades on Tuesday with a group, sharing costs for gas and having companionship in the misty, cool weather or go solo on Wednesday when the forecast was for sun and warmth. I'm glad I chose to go on the rainy day because the trail is all about green moss, leaves and ferns and the water that cascades down the mossy rocks on its way to the White River.
It was raining at the trailhead but as soon as we got on the trail, the cover of the trees protected us. We crossed a couple of creeks on very sturdy and not slippery logs, then ascended a steep staircase built by Boy Scouts years ago. Leaving the mossy forest for the dry Palisades, we were treated to peek-a-boo views of the White River Valley while the clouds swirled and some clusters of wildflowers to kept us company for lunch.