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Starvation Creek Falls

Take the Starvation Creek State Park exit off I-84 if you are heading east, or Exit 51 if you are heading west. Probably the first thing you'll see is this shady spot just off the parking lot.

Shady spot just off the parking lot

Then head up the trail toward Viento. After a few hundred feet, a sign directs you to a picnic area and viewpoint, off to the right. Take that. A short distance further, you come to the picnic tables. Look upstream, way up high, and you'll see this:

Starvation Creek Falls, way up there

Oh, wow! What a view! But it's kind of small. Binoculars or a telephoto are needed to really see the beauty of the scene. So here are some telephoto shots for your edification and enrichment.

Starvation Creek Falls

Starvation Creek Falls Starvation Creek Falls

Since you are such a nice person, and since the reduced size of the photos sort of diminishes their beauty, I'm going to give you a more nearly full size view of one of the photos above. Just click here.

I guess I should tell you how Starvation Creek got its name. Actually, there are different stories. Here's the one I like. In December of 1884 two trains got snowbound at this location. They had plenty to eat and drink on the trains, so they decided to party until help came, which it did a few days later. They laughingly referred to the event as "Starveout," which later became "Starvation."

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