Water Cascading over Snoqualmie Falls

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With rains of almost biblical proportions here in the Pacific Northwest over the past month, Snoqualmie Falls is drawing increasing crowds of lookie-loos to ogle the fast-moving whitewater tumbling 286 feet from the Snoqualmie River into a 65-foot-deep pool below.

“We’re well over the 40-year average (for flow of water going over the falls),” says Salish Lodge & Spa manager Sam Johnson, from his vantage in the lodge, which is perched on a rock outcropping above the falls. At its closest, Salish Lodge is just 25 feet from the falls. That dramatic point is one of the most popular spots in the Seattle area — table No. 5 in the Salish dining room, in a little area they’ve dubbed “the proposal room. We have many marriage proposals a month there,” says Johnson, who says MSNBC recently named the Salish as one of the top 10 romantic hotels in the country.

Johnson just returned from a press trip to New York, where magazines such as Forbes, Condé Nast Traveler, Town & Country, Shape, Fitness and others queried him about the hotel.

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Friday, February 10, 2006
Water cascading over Snoqualmie Falls offers a spectacle for sightseers
Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle) – by Patti Payne