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Silver Falls State Park

Postby oldranger » Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:55 pm

We found a window of good weather on the west side of the Cascades this week (so rare that in Bend when you say "stick where the sun don't shine" it means send it to the west side). So kathy and I headed to Silver Falls State park. On Wednesday we hiked a loop that bypassed or went under about a dozen falls. The first hour was downhill and the temp was still in the 30s. We got pretty wet and cold and actually ran quite a bit to get out of the spray and warm up.
South Silver Falls.jpg
Along the trail.jpg
getting ready to walk behind the falls.jpg
Cave behind the falls.jpg
Inside looking out.jpg


After completing the 8+ mile loop we headed down to Silverton and visited Seven Sisters Brewing for beer and dinner.

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Re: Silver Falls State Park

Postby gary c. » Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:53 am

Beautiful pictures OR!! I love waterfalls anytime and the moss on the tree is way cool.
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Postby Phil B. » Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:08 pm

Great pictures thanks for sharing. :D
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Re: Silver Falls State Park

Postby maverick » Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:01 pm

Very nice Mike, beautiful area, one I have been admiring photo's of for years, especially
the winter ones like this one: https://www.google.com/search?q=silver+ ... 1024%3B683
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Re: Silver Falls State Park

Postby oldranger » Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:58 am

Maverick

It was just above freezing when we went under that fall in your link. The temp for the photo in your link must have been in the single digits for several days and trail conditions really icy. Two reasons why I could never be a serious photographer--neither tough enough nor enough patience.

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Re: Silver Falls State Park

Postby Jason » Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:22 pm

That looks like an awesome hike. Adding it to my list!
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