Friday, May 30, 2014

Day 10 North - A Water fall

We stayed our first night on west side of Cascades at Silver Falls State Park east of Salem.
North Falls from Overlook

This park is known for its 10 waterfalls spread out through the largest state park in Oregon.  
North Falls from other side down the trail
You can hike along the 9 mile trail to see all 10 falls if you have the time.  I hope to return someday to do that.
I got up early in the morning and, after morning tea, drove over to North falls trailhead. The trail leads down UNDER the falls and all around to the other side.
Underneath with mist
I should have brought my earplugs as the roar of the falls was echoed throughout the underside.
Sitting in the back of the cave like area looking out under the fall.
Hiking back up I noticed some beautiful trees with moss growing on limbs.  A true rain forest.
Nearby in the campground, behind our site I walked amidst deep vegetation. We left Silver Falls State Park vowing to return for a longer stay and hikes its trails.  We drove to Silverton through Christmas Tree Farms, to see and former colleague from Ananda Village, David Gortner who lives in the area with his author wife, Lennie Martin.

Then we decided to drive to the coast.  Which is another adventure story.  Stay tuned
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