Over 20 degrees warmer than the last trip to Silver Falls, and there was no ice … a bit of rain and mud, but nothing material or dramatic. Just the falls, trees, birds and a few humans who not surprisingly hugged the trailheads. I arrived at the North Falls trailhead before 7am and was hiking within 15 minutes – there were 3 cars in the parking lot. From the TH, took the Canyon Trail throughKeep Reading …

The weather was near perfect – very cold around 22-25 degrees – the sun was going to shine, and the day before the cascade foothills were dusted with snow. A lower elevation hike was the answer, so off to Silver Falls State Park for a good 15m hike with camera strapped in. The park gates (South Falls) opens at 8am, and I did not know before getting there that the North Falls parking lot isKeep Reading …