In August 2018, Elaine Schimek and I journeyed to Silver Falls State Park. To quote myself in a previous post: "It is a land of giant trees, lush fern forest floors, streams, creeks, and massive waterfalls (three of which you get to hike behind). There are several trails, but the main one, known as the Trail of Ten Falls, is a loop and just under nine miles long. Mostly the going is easy, and good for the whole family, young and old, with wide, beautifully maintained paths and railings along cliffs. This park is one of the great gems of Oregon, which is really saying something." On the day we visited the air started off almost chilly, a welcome respite from this otherwise sweltering summer. By the end we were warm, but since the park is in the Cascade foothills, the temperatures remained cooler than the valley below. If you are in the area, this park is truly a must-see.
North and Upper North Falls, Silver Falls State Park, Oregon
At the end of 2016, I took a quick trip to North and Upper North Falls in Oregon's Silver Falls State Park. In a state filled with incredible waterfalls, these two are among my very favorite. The park is near the fun little town of Silverton; if you find yourself in the area, please check out these falls, and the rest of Silver Falls State Park...
Silver Falls State Park, Oregon (Set 1 of 2)
This park is a land of giant trees, lush fern forest floors, streams, creeks, and massive waterfalls (three of which you get to hike behind)...
Silver Falls State Park, Oregon (set 2 of 2)
Twice in October 2017, I visited fabulous Silver Falls State Park, just south of Silverton, Oregon. Here is the second set of two. (See the first.) I was amazed how much the tree colors had changed in just a few weeks. Ah, autumn!