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HFF from Silver Falls State Park! (+5 insets)

(+5 insets)

Unbelievable Silver Falls State Park
Leaving Beverly Beach was only ok because we'd gotten a full two weeks there--it was such a gorgeous place! However, both of us were totally excited because we were now off to stay at one of Oregon's most popular state parks, yes! Somehow, Steve managed to book two full weeks and we were over the moon because we'd tried for the past two years without luck.

The Prettiest Park Yet
There are no words to describe how incredibly beautiful this park is. Beverly Beach was amazing but this park's lush greenery and glowing forest was on a totally different level. The trail which looped around the park was staggering in its beauty. Steve and I stumbled along the trail on the first day just stunned! Ferns everywhere, vibrant plants, looming trees above, moss simply everywhere. Trickling streams, marshy areas…it was just incredible. What a sight.

Sorry, No Dump Station
Staying there had a unique problem though. We'd be forced to use the bathrooms because not only would there be no luxurious full-hookup available, this park's dump station was out of order! We didn’t know this when we arrived, though. Steve went to investigate where the dump station was and found it down a long, bumpy road and at the end was a sign at the station saying it had been out of order for the past year! We were less than impressed to learn this after we'd arrived but in the end it worked out fine. A two-minute walk through the forest on lovely paths was a delight that we both had no problem with!

Today's Picture
This park is named for not just one waterfall, but the Trail of Ten Falls, which leads hikers past an unbelievable array of gorgeous falls of all types. Most notable were the ones that had trails leading behind them. This image shows the first--and most popular--which is called South Falls. (Here's a link to show the trail and names of waterfalls along the way) And this is a really nice description of the hike with pictures of all the waterfalls.

Today's Insets
Inset #1: The light streaming through the trees was marvelous and had me stopping constantly to take pictures!

Inset #2: The glowing greenery was staggering and this picture shows a glimpse of what some of the plant life was like close up. So beautiful!

Inset #3: There's a marshy area that has a wooden platform and hide, complete with little square windows for folks to peek through in hopes to see birds going about their business. I was surprised when I saw someone had carved J and S in a heart on one board…I don't like the vandalism but couldn't resist the picture and I spiced it up into a creative artwork!

Inset #4: The park has many creeks and streams around it, often with fallen trees crossing over.

Inset #5: This is a view from the path that shows the glowing greenery that assaults the senses everywhere in the park.

Have a Wonderful Weekend!
Thanks for stopping by and leaving comments or gold stars! Your visits mean the world to me. I apologize for not coming around! Missing you all so much.

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30 comments

uwschu said:

Herrlicher Wasserfall.
Wünsche dir einen angenehmes Wochenende
4 months ago ( translate )

Berny said:

Beautiful waterfall, HFF, Isabel!

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4 months ago

Xata replied to Berny:

Isabel is me, the photo is from Janet, LOL !!!!
4 months ago

Boro said:

Superbe !!!
4 months ago ( translate )

Xata said:

I'll come back for them ! It is gorgeous, HFF
4 months ago

Stephan Fey said:

Terrific! HFF and a good weekend!
4 months ago ( translate )

Günter Klaus said:

.....wow,welch schöne Farbe diese grüne Natur hat liebe Janet,das kommt richtig toll rüber in deinen Aufnahmen:))

...........wünsche noch einen schönen Abend,ganz liebe Grüße Güni:))
4 months ago ( translate )

Peter Castell said:

A wonderful waterfall and a great selection of insets, I wonder if J S are still together
4 months ago

Ronald Losure said:

Really beautiful, Janet.
4 months ago ( translate )

Mario Vargas said:

What a magic place, as always great shots
4 months ago ( translate )

Nora Caracci said:

rich and excellent series !!!
4 months ago ( translate )

vero said:

très belle série sur la nature, pure beauté, que de merveilles, j'adore cette cascade elle est divinement belle toutes photos sont des trésors dont on a besoin, cela me procure, un bien être très beau coeur i gravé dans un arbre belle et douce soirée à vous deux Janet bisous
4 months ago ( translate )

William Sutherland said:

Stunning waterfalls and awesome shots! Stay well!

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4 months ago

Xata said:

Came back to see the PIPs and read your info ! Fine place indeed, Janet, re-HFF
4 months ago

Jenny McIntyre said:

Oh yes this is certainly a fantastic area. So attractive, especially being so green, also with the moss etc. I love that J & S - I thought how clever it was, considering it could stand for Janet and Steve. I'm like you - I'm not a fan of damaging items like this - but it is strange that the letters describe you!!!

The other pictures are wonderful. What a shame that the park hadn't seen fit to repair the dump station, or at least they could have warned you first. Just imagine if you hadn't been as sprightly as you were, it could have been very awkward otherwise. Are you going again this year?

Don't worry about not managing to visit us - we are just delighted that you are still remembering to show us your pictures so we can share your experiences with you.
4 months ago