Sunday, December 18, 2011

December Daily - Day 17

I am joining Ali Edwards December Daily.

DEC 17

We went on a little adventure last night.  I had read an article in the Seattle Times about the Ladder Creek Falls in Newhalem, WA.

 My parents are here visiting so we took them on a  rather long mountain drive.  IT was an adventure.We went to Ladder Creek Falls in Newhalem, WA. Seattle City Light just recently re- illuminated the falls in rainbow of light.  It was quite stunning.  The falls are lit every night from dusk until midnight.  You cross the Skagit River on a pedestrian only suspension bridge.  This was a little eerie at night. However it was worth it as the falls were really beautiful all lit up.  The falls look quite magical bathed in the light.We had the whole place to ourselves.

 JD Ross started the tradition in the 1920's and is considered the "Father of City Light". It was considered quite extravagant at the time to be using electricity to light the falls . The whole light project fell into disrepair over the years and in 2004 the lights were shut off.  Recently, Seattle City Light brought the light show back. The current lighting is LED and very energy-efficient.

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