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Snoqualmie Falls

 

Snoqualmie Falls is around 268 ft. which is 82 m waterfall located on Snoqualmie River between Snoqualmie and the Fall City in Washington USA. More than around 1.5 million visitors come to these fall each year where there is two acre that is 0.8 ha park which is more of an observation deck and gift shop.

For the people of Snoqualmie who have lived for many centuries in Snoqualmie Valley located in western Washington Snoqualmie Falls is considered to be central to their beliefs, culture and spirituality. A traditional burial site to Snoqualmie these falls are known as the place where first man and first woman were created by Moon the Transformer and prayers were carried up to Creator by the great mists that rise from powerful flow. The mists rising from base of waterfall are believed to serve to connect both Heaven and the Earth.

Snoqualmie Falls were nominated for National Register of Historic Places in the year 1992 as traditional and cultural property for its association with beliefs of Snoqualmie people. However property owner Puget Sound Energy objected to this listing. The falls were determined eligible for listing in National Register. The owners rescinded the objection and on 2nd September 2009 these falls were formally listed in National Register.

Most of this river is diverted into power plants but at times river is high enough to flow across entire precipice which tends to create blinding spray. High water occurs following period of heavy rains and snow followed by some warm and rainy weather. This can occur during rainy season which lasts from the month of November to March. During high water falls take on curtain form.

The historic Salish Lodge and Spa overlooks the Snoqualmie Falls. The original building on this site was erected in the year 1919. For around 70 years some small inn known as Snoqualmie Falls Lodge catered travelers to this falls by providing comfort and food. Generations of the Puget-Sound area residents have took family outings to this Lodge to enjoy scenic view, famous specialty breakfasts and country hospitality.
In July of the year1986 real estate subsidiary of Puget Sound Energy terminated this lodge’s lease as part of major redevelopment project in conjunction with the Salish Resorts. The lodge structure of the year 1919 was completely remodeled and then reopened in the year 1988 as 89-room Salish Lodge and Spa.

Fireplace is only remaining part of the original structure. The dining room is recommended worldwide for its spa, lodging and the multi-course country breakfast. The top of waterfall is less than around 100 yards that is 91 m from parking lot which also has a gift shop, an espresso stand, and some bathrooms. The main views are from side of these falls with fence separating visitors from edge of cliff. This area has some picnic tables and some benches and small grassy meadow called Centennial Green where some weddings are performed through summer.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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