Fall at Lake Crescent

Every year in October, we have a one day road trip to Lake Crescent, to see all the fall colors and take the amazing hike through the forest to the beautiful Marymere Falls, A 90-ft.-high waterfall accessed by a short, popular trail through old-growth evergreens and ferns in the Olympic National Park.


Nature is so peaceful and serene. Amongst all the craziness in the world right now, it’s really nice to escape into the outdoors, and to get away from the noise of the world and just be present, and enjoy beautiful scenery.

We got some marionberry cobbler and ice cream from the lake crescent lodge. It was heavenly. 10/10 would recommend.

The little cabins surrounding the lake are adorable. Definitely on my bucket list to stay in one of these little cabins or in the big lodge overnight some day.

There were so many colorful leaves on our hike to Marymere Falls. I never get tired of this hike, no matter how many times I do it.

We stopped at the river to rest, collect some leaves and take some pictures.

This little adventure was so much fun. If it wasn’t cold and breezy outside, i totally would’ve jumped into that waterfall.

Quick nature photography tip: I love blurring the edge of my lens against some wood or a rock, it adds some interesting depth to a photo, and I have been loving this little trick.

Me and Dani spent a ton of time just sitting on the fencing, beside the falls. I could feel the spray of the falls just slightly. Then a bunch or people showed up, and we embarked on our walk back to the lake.

Danielle looking like a Pantene hair commercial + taking a yoga break by the river. The amount of leaves littering the riverside was quite extravagant.

We got back to the lake, and spent some time sitting on the rocky beach, talking and taking more photos. The blue rocks and the blue mountains in the foggy horizon were very picturesque.

Lake Crescent has a ton of gorgeous places in close proximity to each other, so it’s the perfect place to have a ton of activities packed in one day. Not to mention the perfect lighting for photography, especially by the lake.

Thanks for reading about my little adventure.

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Sophie Lukin

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