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The two RV Gypsies at Granite Creek Falls
(north of Nordman, Idaho)
July 12, 2013

As the two RV Gypsies traveled to Granite Creek Falls on the Forest Service Road, they enjoyed the peaceful, relaxing roads that were lined with beautiful trees, but then the pavement ended and the road became a dusty dirt/gravel road. The truck of the two RV Gypsies had to eat the dust of oncoming cars and vise-versa. Karen Duquette really hated the sound of the gravel hitting the truck as they rolled along for twelve (12) miles.

beautiful trees line the road to Granite Creek Falls
the two RV Gypsies must eat the dust of oncoming cars

The two RV Gypsies arrived at the parking lot for the Granite Creek Falls and they learned a bit of the history of the Giant western red cedar trees from the sign, as shown below.

sign about Roosevelt Grove of Ancient Cedars
Looking up to the top of the tall cedar trees

The western red cedar trees were so tall, that the entire tree could not fit in the photographs. It was amazing to see one tree that was split in two.

Lee Duquette and western red cedar trees
Karen Duquette and western red cedar trees

The two RV Gypsies took a gentle, easy walk of only 365 feet though the ancient grove of western red cedars, and were in awe of the view and nature as the trail led them to a fantastic view of the lower Granite Creek Falls.

sign about the Granite trail

The trail ended at the giant rocks at the bottom of the waterfall.

Lee Duquette on the rocks
Lee Duquette on the rocks

Lower Granite Creek Falls.

Lower Granite Creeek Falls
Lower Granite Creeek Falls

Karen Duquette slowly and carefully climbed the rocky area to get a bit closer to the falls.

Karen Duquette and Lower Granite Creeek Falls
Karen Duquette and Lower Granite Creeek Falls
The two RV Gypsies at Lower Granite Creek Falls
panorama of Lower Granite Creek Falls
close-up of rushing water at Granite Creek Falls
clear water running over the rocks
close-up of rushing water at Granite Creek Falls
Lower Granite Creek Falls
Lower Granite Creek Falls

After enjoying the view and the falls, the two RV Gypsies headed out on the one-mile loop trail to the Upper Falls.

sign about Granite Falls overlook

The two RV Gypsies soon reached the Upper Lookout. The trail was a bit steep and got a bit harder because of some big rocks on the path, so this part of the trail is considered to be of moderate difficulty.

Lee Duquette at the Upper lookout taking photos of the lower falls

Lee Duquette at the Upper lookout

Karen Duquette peeked through the slats of the lookout platform at the people down below.

Karen Duquette at the Upper lookout

Views of the Lower Granite Creek Falls from the Upper Lookout

view of the Lower Granite Creek Falls from the Upper Lookout
view of the Lower Granite Creek Falls from the Upper Lookout
a small cascade of water

Below: Lee Duquette on the the rocky trail up to the Upper Falls.

Lee Duquette on the rocky trail to the Upper Falls

The Upper Falls were difficult to photograph because there was not any safe place to get closer, and the photographs of the Upper Falls had to be taken through the trees.

the Upper Granite Creek Falls
the Upper Granite Creek Falls
a flower
flowers

Menu for the two RV Gypsies' Adventures in Idaho
in July 2013
You may visit these six sites in any order you choose.
There is also a link to Washington below.

Blue Lake RV Resort

Bonners Ferry

Moyie Springs and Lookout

Hunt Creek Falls

Granite Creek Falls

Myrtle Creek Falls and Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge

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