Location: Umpqua National Forest
Last year our plans to wander around in Oregon for a while before heading further south were put on hold due to the RV's blown head gasket. We finally had a chance to go exploring and guess what we found?
Waterfalls!! Lots of waterfalls!
On our way we stopped in at Crater Lake. We went there a few years ago but didn't see anything but fog and snow - it was a lot different this time.
On a whim, we headed over to the Umpqua forest to do some exploring. We picked up a brochure that listed all of the waterfalls in the area and decided to see as many as we could while we were there.
|Fall Creek Falls|
|Susan Creek Falls|
As you can see a waterfall is not 'just a waterfall'. There are several different kinds: block, fan, tiered, segmented, plunge, punch bowl, and horsetail, among others. They are all so different - some wider, some taller, some dropping for hundreds of feet, some falling in a series of steps.
|Wildflowers manage to find a home in the tiniest cracks|
This was hard to capture at exactly the right time, good job nobody was following too close behind
|Tiny delicate iris|
We had to skip a few of the Umpqua waterfalls due to trails being closed by landslides. So, not having quite seen enough, we drove a little further north to the Row River. We spent a few days here at a great free campground right beside the river. The trails are much steeper here but the waterfalls are still beautiful.
|Parker Falls from the top|
|Brice Creek Falls|
|Rocks covered with ferns and flowers|
|Captivating spiral fern|
All in all it was an impressive and fun outing.