Eagle Creek Trail
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.
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.