Franklin Falls/Gold Creek
While walking the dog Sunday morning, I discovered a nice day was on the way, so I threw some stuff together and made the 2 hour drive over to Route 90. I was planning on going to Franklin Falls adjacent to Denny Creek. Although the Falls were pretty nice, the round trip of 2 miles wasn't enough for the time I spent in the car already, so I decided to just drive around the area and sooner or later I would find a trail of some sort. After a half an hour, I stumbled onto the Gold Creek Trail. It turned out to be a pretty good day. The trail was hard to follow in some spots which meant I had to pay attention but the minimal views allowed for that. Eventually I lost the trail in the snow but thought maybe it crossed the river. Didn't really have the equipment to do any river crossing, so I turned around. When I got home, I checked here to see about the river crossing and sure enough, it was probably at that point. Maybe next time. It was a good 3 hour hike, with a good mix of terrain and a nice waterfall in one of the clearings. It definitely made the trip worth it.