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. The morning I visited, the drive was hindered by thick fog. Visibility was terrible. But as I neared the park the fog became patchy and the sky would glow madly bright off and on as I hiked. Such a lovely day.
Elowah Falls, Oregon
In December 2014 my friend Merry and I hiked up to Elowah Falls in Oregon's Columbia River Gorge. As we walked up all was bitingly cold rain, and then the entire falls area for a hundred-yard radius was black ice. So crazy slippery...
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!