|Swollen, raging Belt Creek|
|Lower Memorial Falls|
|Upper Memorial Falls|
I went to see raging Belt Creek, swollen by mountain snow.
I was treated to a crystal clear day with cloudless blue skies.
I drove just south of Kings Hill Pass to get a look at how much snow had melted off Showdown Ski Area ---- just a patch on Big Seven and spots elsewhere remain.
I took a look at the beaver ponds just off Divide Road, hoping to spy a moose. No such luck!
Then I hiked to Memorial Falls and found much more water than normal spilling there.
I drove a ways up Jefferson Creek, and finally pulled in just behind the airstrip at the Belt Creek Ranger Station near the Crawford Creek trailhead.
I stopped several times to shoot photos of Belt Creek over its banks, and completed my drive at the Sluice Boxes State Park overlook.