Saturday, August 27, 2011

University Falls, Oregon

There are quite a few hikes along Rout 8 heading south west. Today we hit two. I will cover the short one. You turn off of the main road onto a road that takes you to Roger's Camp. You follow the signs to University Falls. It is about a 4 mile drive. There is a really short hike to the falls about .3 miles but the whole trail is stunning. Some of the trail is for hikers and horse back riders and some of the trail can be mountain biked. There are separate trails for atv's and other activities.The falls were pretty amazing even in this weather we are having. I imagine it will be even better in the spring. Here are some photos of this hike.

Our MINI cruzin' down the dusty road. I have to say it looked a little out of place with all the huge big wheel trucks flying by. I am glad we waited to get it aligned till next friday.

University Falls

This guy was not happy. He was slowly crawling up the slippery rock. I had to get a picture. He put his lil pinchers up at the camera. He was about the length of my finger. Doin' well in this waterfall basin.

There were lots of charred tree stumps in the forest here. On most of the trails in this area the stumps have been cut down as part of the forest reclamation project. Here the towering charred remnents had a major impact on me. It was frightening to think of the amount of acreage burned in this massive fire decades ago. 

1 comment:

  1. I'd love to set up a house in the middle of that last photo. So lovely!