Eagle Creek Trail Log Jam

The log jam on this quiet section of Eagle Creek marks one of many islands along the stream. The sense of scale is deceptive here: the boulders are 10-15 feet in diameter, and the logs tossed like toothpicks are up to 3 feet in diameter.

These logs jams provide crucial wildlife habitat on Cascade streams, and are mute testimony to the power of winter and spring runnoff in the Pacific Northwest. In the background, massive old-growth hangs above the stream, always in danger of becoming part of another log jam during the next big storm.

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