Repeat after me, "High hopes and low expectations."
High hopes. Low expectations.
High hopes. Low expec...
Hey, isn't this water beautiful!
On the way from the Middle Fork to the main river in Fall City, I decided to take a minor detour to grab a couple of photos at Rattlesnake Lake. It's just one exit down from mine and well worth the quick drive up the ridge.
You're now looking at Rattlesnake Ridge. The story of Rattlesnake Ridge goes something like this:
Back in the late 1800's or early 1900's, there was a survey crew working for the railroad in this area. A couple of men were dispatched to the top of the ridge to work; but, quickly returned to camp, refusing to go back up, and reporting that the top was "infested with rattlesnakes!"
Turns out there's a plant up there with seed pods that sound much like a rattler when the wind blows.
There are no poisonous snakes on this side of the Cascade Mountains.