This collection of photos is from a short but rewarding hike in Tumwater Canyon right outside of Leavenworth, Washington. It’s a relatively popular spot for top-rope and lead climbers during the summer, but it’s also a great place to go if you want a gorgeous view in a short time and are OK with some scrambling. The spot gets extremely warm in the summer, so it’s good to bring lots of water even though the whole hike can be completed in under an hour.
If you’re a good swimmer, you can make your way across the river once you’re done hiking. On the other side is a sandy bank with some epic rocks to climb and jump off of.
I took this hike in early July with a few friends. Most of the photos in the collection below are more for their entertainment than the benefit of a prospective hiker. ;)
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