I am still having trouble downloading photos from my aging iPhone (I dropped my good camera on another hike and it is lame now). Ah, well. Silver Falls State Park is a gorgeous place to visit and includes ten waterfalls. We hiked about 4.5 miles–much of it steeply uphill–and saw only three Saturday afternoon! I salvaged a few photographs, though some may be a bit out of focus. Well, apologies–we were moving most of the time for 3 hours so I snapped as I could. (I’ll perhaps post more as I can, including videos.)
The river on the left is from the entrance to the park by nice lawn. But the second shot was 2/3 of the way through the hike–we were both sweaty at that point and a bit breathless so stopped for water. I’m trying to smile while taking deep breaths and slowing the heart rate, ha!
I had wanted to post a video from behind these falls with the sound effects nature provides–but it wouldn’t download from my darned iPhone. Instead, here’s a simple shot of South Falls from behind, where we stood in a cave-like spot, and could see that blue sky and forest. To the left is a picture just past the falling torrent; to the right, a shot from directly behind. The shallow opening in the rock wall over which the falls hammer downward was nicely cool, a bit damp from spray–and a wonderful vantage point.
8 thoughts on “Monday’s Meander: Silver Falls State Park”
Wonderful to see all these lovely waterfalls and the flowing river, Cynthia. Thanks for taking us along on this terrific hike. Oregonian forests and trails are some of the best in our country.
How lovely to hear you enjoyed the post, Jet–a pleasure to share our day trips since the pandemic restricts us more. I love the Pacific NW even more after 30 years here.
From these photos I wouldn’t know you had problems
Thanks, Derrick– could not download most of them due to glitches. Working on it!
What a pain
so much beauty!
Oh my, that is true–and I don’t even have the best shots in this post! Thanks for coming by.
my pleasure! 🙂