Posted 2009-05-16 05:26:18 by Bryan Swan
This weekend looks like the first weekend of summer of the year in the Pacific Northwest. We've still got a ton of snow in the mountains, so that means the rivers are gonna come up quite a bit over the next couple of days. Forecasts are putting temperatures somewhere in the 75+ degree range for much of western Washington on Sunday and Monday. I made a run to Bridal Veil Falls near Index today and it was running considerably higher than I'd ever seen up close before. The ice still waiting to melt in the Lake Serene cirque is only going to melt faster with the temperature spike so it ought to get pretty beefy by Monday afternoon.
I would highly suggest checking out some of the more seasonal waterfalls in the area this weekend. Snoquera Falls off Highway 410 ought to be flowing nicely (though I'm sure not nearly as heavy as what I witnessed almost exactly a year ago). The various falls along the North Cascades Highway ought to be good too. Just get out somewhere, there should be a good show everywhere.