I ended up taking a second hike to Coal Creek Falls a couple weeks ago and recorded some video while I was there.
Coal Creek Falls from Erik Persson on Vimeo.
Over the weekend I hiked up to Coal Creek Falls in the Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park. Its a nice little hike with this great looking waterfall & stream in the center of the trail. Look below for some more pictures. I’ll definitely be coming back with the Camera in the coming weeks.
Total distance traveled was about 4 miles. Most of the hike is a super highway but it can get pretty muddy in some areas… Lots of people on the trail.
I originally found out about this trail through the Washington Trails Association, which is a cool website that lists all the great hiking trails throughout Washington state. Here is their article about Coal Creek Falls, and here is an article about other great winter trails that I plan on hiking in the coming weeks.
From Seattle, take I-90 east. At exit 13, go right onto Lakemont Boulevard SE and drive 3 miles. Just before a long bend in the road, go left into the parking area.
All photos taken with the iPhone
I found this U.S. AQUA water can in an antique shop in Poulsbo, Washington. On the side it talks about how it’s “IMPERVIOUS TO NUCLEAR FALLOUT” and cheap insurance. This convinced me that I had to buy it.
Then it sat on my desk for a month and a half. Besides providing life sustaining water in case of political destabilization due to the Nuclear Armageddon that we all know is coming in the near future, it also makes an awesome paper weight.
I haven’t been able to find anything about U.S. Aqua or it’s fallout impervious canned water on the internets, (other than some long dead eBay links that won’t even show the seller or the specific auction even) so this is my original content contribution. Heres the complete text from the side of the can. Below that you’ll find a gallery with a bunch more images of said water can.
PURE DRINKING WATER
CONTENTS 12 FLUID OZ.
This can contains water pumper from our own well and immediately processed under scientific methods resulting in a highly pure drinking water. Under ordinary storage conditions, this water will keep for years.
IMPERVIOUS TO NUCLEAR FALLOUT. But, in case of fallout, wipe can and can opener before opening can.
This water is processed under provisions in permit issued to Teasdale Packing Company by California State Board of Health and meets the requirements as set forth in the U.S. Public Service Drinking Water Standards.
Recommended for convenience in emergency uses. It is cheap insurance to have a supply on hand.
TEASDALE PACKING CO.