Mission Creek Falls and the Meloe violaceus

Hullo everyone! This past weekend I set out to find Mission creek falls…. Sucess! or so I thought untill I went online and read that they were supposed to be 66 feet high….. Still I could have found them , Im almost positive I did. Hiking along the creek to get there well that proved quite the risky business and the penalty for failure was high, I broke uphill, to get to safer ground, and it’s along the ridge that I seen it and my veiw wouldn’t afford a hight estimate. For all those who would like to find it for themselves I have …. you guessed it gps coordinates (supplied at end of post) anywho .. Along with the precarious veiw of the falls along the ridge I had the pleasure , 😐 maybe not the right word, of a couple Meloe violaceus ( blister beetles or oil beetles) mating apparently these bugs after being threatened or scared relese a oily secretion that blisters the skin and can cause poisonings…. so lol don’t touch. Ill upload more pics later

oil beetles

oil beetles

gps coordinates as follows
MISSION CREEK FALLS

 

Decimal Degrees (WGS84)

Latitude Longitude
49.855033 -119.32025
Degrees, Minutes & Seconds

Latitude Longitude
N49 51 18 W119 19 12
GPS

Latitude Longitude
N 49 51.302 W 119 19.215
UTM

X Y
11N 333223 5525095

 

Pic of a cool unused road off the trail used to find the falls!!

Pic of a cool unused road off the trail used to find the falls!!

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