Postcards from the Pacific Northwest-Silver Falls State Park

Silver Falls State Park in Oregon is a local gem for mid-state Oregonians. For us urban Californians it offers a couple of things we generally need to drive to see, waterfalls and endless forests. According to the Oregon state parks website (www.oregonstateparks.org) this is the “Crown jewel” of their state parks system. The Trail of the Ten Falls is a 7.2 mile loop with a view of ten falls including a behind the falls view. We did the two ends of the trail during our visit.

Photographically it’s always a challenge to take a photo that is somehow unique. It could be from a different perspective or perhaps include a member of your party.  When we return from a vacation place we put a collage of photos from the trip on a wall. We get a revolving art show and warm fuzzies from our trip.  Of course, there are always phone pics to show off when we’re out and about.

We visited on a sunny clear day. Anytime we visit Oregon we are ready for rain (why else would it be so green year-round?) but there was no need for ponchos on this visit. With only 800 feet of elevation change throughout the hike the attitude is easy and there is a lot of company.

Here are a couple of “Wish you were here” postcards.

Looking for additional inspiration? Browse over to  http://www.davewaltersphoto.com. 

Behind the falls look
Notice the walking path goes behind the waterfall.

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