Unlike much of the rest of the country, we are having a perfect summer here in Oregon. Can you believe how beautiful these photos are?
Thursday was our 22nd wedding anniversary. To celebrate, we packed up a picnic and hiked "The Trail of Ten Falls" at Silver Creek Falls State Park. It's a 7 mile hike that goes up and down and around some of the most beautiful landscape I have ever seen .
This is Lower South Falls, one of the prettier and easier to photograph falls.
The path goes behind the Fall -- you can actually put your hand in the cascade. The mist is also very refreshing, especially on a warm day.
While crossing the river, I couldn't help but be struck by the lucious color of the reflected sky in the water. Of course, I HAD to snap a photo. Who knew it would turn out so well?
This is North Falls, probably the most visible of the Falls on the Trail. You can see it from half a mile a way, as well as from each side and from behind. Not many are so accessible. It's not the tallest, the widest, the laciest, or anything-else-ist, but it is still my favorite. The energy there is so peaceful. Ahhhhh...
If you want to visit Meditation Falls (also known as Upper North Falls -- who thinks of these horrible boring names??!) you need to count on adding at least another half mile to your hiking distance. Not a small consideration on this trail, especially if your feet hurt already. I wouldn't miss it though.
22 years ago, I married my very best friend. I can't imagine what my life would be like without him.