Starvation Creek Falls, Oregon

Bill and I took an amazingly beautiful hike today at Starvation Creek State Park, located in Oregon, just west of Hood River.

One of the trails we hiked was called “starvation creek” because it was said that a train was stopped there by snow drifts, and passengers had to dig out the train. No one actually starved there. The passengers were kept from starvation by men who packed supplies in from Hood River on skis.

There are several amazing waterfalls in the area. The first waterfall we saw was coming down from the top of a mountain, in a beautiful water cascade, that flowed down to a small creek at the bottom of the mountain. Huge, green trees, all around the area, made for lots of shade, and a beautiful picture.

The second waterfall we saw wasn’t as big, and I didn’t notice anything strange about it, until I got home, and started looking at the pictures I took. That’s when I noticed what looks to me, to be the image of a face of a man inside the waterfall. Don’t know if my sighted readers can see it, but Bill said he does. The man’s face is towards the top of where the waterfall begins. I can see two eyes, a nose, a mouth, and one ear. If you look closely, you can also see what looks to Bill and I like a snake that wraps around the man’s head just in front of the man’s ear, going over his forehead, and over the other side of the man’s head. The snake looks like it has its mouth open… This was early morning and no, we were not drinking…Ha!

When we got to this next waterfall, the water was coming down so fast and hard, we could feel the mist spraying out over the surrounding rocks and trees. It felt wonderful just to stand there and let the cool mist spray over us too.

It was a lovely hike, with stunning views. Like this view I captured looking down from halfway up the mountain trail we were on. The 24/7 train that runs by our campground is in the foreground, and there were lots of sailboats, with colorful sails, out enjoying the waters of the Columbia River Gorge.

When we first started our hike, we saw two men hiking up to one of the waterfalls we were looking at. They were carrying a large ice chest cooler between them. One of the men had on a white shirt and tie, while the other was dressed in shorts and a T-shirt. The man in the white shirt and tie left immediately after the ice chest was delivered. The other man was taking pictures, and we got to chatting with him, and found out the man in the white shirt and tie was his friend who was getting married this morning right at that very waterfall. I asked if the bride was going to hike all the way up there in her wedding gown and heals… and he said no, they were going to ride bikes up to the trailhead, and then it was just a very short distance to the waterfall. He said the bride would be wearing a wedding dress, but it was not a big, puffy bottom gown. He said we might see the bride and groom getting married when we make our way back down the mountain after our hike. And, sure enough we did. An adorable young couple were saying their wedding vowels just as we arrived back to that spot. The bride was in a long white gown, but it was more straight fitting, and something like you would see when a couple are getting married on the beach…

As we made our way down to the beginning of the trailhead, we saw the “bikes” the bride and groom rode in on… How adorable is this three wheel bike with a sign on the back that reads “just married” complete with the traditional tin cans tied to the back of it?

Yet another fun-filled day in Oregon…

Stayed Tuned!

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Karen
    Aug 06, 2017 @ 02:36:14

    What a fun time exploring! I do see the man with the snake on his head, although I wouldn’t have caught it just looking at the pictures. You pay attention much more than I do! The pictures are so beautiful and I loved reading about the bride and groom. Although I don’t post a comment all the time, I sure am enjoying your posts and living vicariously through you and Bill and your adventures! Stay safe. Love you.

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    • beyondcinderella
      Aug 06, 2017 @ 13:43:41

      Hi Karen, thanks for leaving your comment. Yes, I’m glad you can see the man and the snake. I just thought that was kind of eerie. Oh, if you have never been to Oregon, you should try to come and see this amazing state. It’s like nothing Bill and I have ever seen. Take care my dear friend, and we will see you in the fall. xoxo

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  2. gotham girl
    Aug 06, 2017 @ 04:14:37

    Great images frissy! Well done! What a beautiful area…Oregon is mind blowing and you’re doing a fabulous job sharing why!! Love you!

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  3. Bill
    Aug 06, 2017 @ 13:34:10

    Thank God for all the beauty we have seen so far as we travel through Oregon. The hike was fun and the images of the falls were kind of eerie, you are correct we didn’t have anything to drink then, but after the hike,was a different story.
    Love you Girly!!!

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    • beyondcinderella
      Aug 06, 2017 @ 13:48:14

      Yes Bill, it seems like every time we go out we see something new and different and more beautiful than the last thing we saw… it just keeps getting better and better. And you know that after we get home from hiking etc. we just have to have a drink or two to celebrate all the fun we’re having…:) Love you too! xoxo

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