in hindsight i'm real glad we bailed on eagle creek. i couldn't imagine trying to cross the stream sunday as was originally planned. i hope whoever we were to be sharing the island with last weekend saw the forecast and did the same.
stu was hesitant to park at the falls, afraid of someone liberating his belongings from the truck so we hiked in from the trail near the campground. there was some decent water around camp and just a short hike down from there. i also fished a couple of pools above the bridge, and got some nice takes but i didn't land any of them. saturday morning i hiked about 30 minutes downstream from where i started friday and did not find that kind of access. though i admit i would have trekked further had it not been for cold steady rain and my deteriorating mood.