Saturday, July 05, 2008

A Falls-Spangled Hike

Silver Falls State Park offers an alluring seven-mile canyon walk that takes hikers past 10 waterfalls. The crashing (or in some cases dribbling) falls, verdant moistness, rapids and mists appeal to eye, nose, ear and even skin.

In addition to the more formidable aquatic attractions, the hiking paths take you by miniature vignettes of nature.

Wildflowers, fern, rock formations, shamrocks.

On a Fourth of July walk, I lingered as long staring into the little world as I did gawking at the larger one.

Here’s Part I of what I saw.

Tomorrow I’ll post Part II


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