Long time residents of Black Diamond, Judy and I love our community and the unique natural beauty and colorful history we have here. Join us in learning more about our history, local wildlife, must do hikes, conservation areas to explore and the opportunities and challenges faced by our community. Craig Goodwin

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01/04/2018

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John Anderson

Thanks for including these little known local gems. What a treat to visit them. Have you gone to the nearly unmarked park downstream a few miles? Interesting brick "guard house" and wild river frontage. Its approximate address is 18097 SE Green Valley Road. Shoulder parking for one car.

Another interesting nearby trip is in the middle of housing developments in Bonney Lake. First stop is Skystone, an ancient Native American astronomical observatory rediscovered in 1999 when a new development was going in. Located in a cul-de-sac at 11306 176th Ave Ct E. Close by is Victor Falls, at 18212 Rhodes Lake Road E. This is a 70 foot waterfall, dropping from the plateau to the valley. And a few blocks from that is a long boardwalk wandering though a wetlands at about 11110 185th Ave E. Go through what looks like a driveway between two houses to parking lot in the back.

https://vimeo.com/248584595

Craig Goodwin

Thanks John. I'll make it a point to visit each of these.

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