McDowell Creek Falls

March 19, 1977

Five people got together at 0830 Saturday in the parking lot on 19th Street and soon headed up the Mohawk Valley to Leo Paschelke’s home where we had a tour of all the different things to be seen in the way of rocks, gems, etc. Inside and outside of his family home; a marvelous tour. Later we all piled into a van and started a tour up the valley towards Sweet Home and Holley. Leo showed us several parks and scenic spots along the way. We went quite dose to places that used to produce agate and other rocks and gems; soon we were on McDowell Creek and in the park area where we took to the trail up to the several falls in the immediate area. The highest falls was 119 feet, falling in three cascades. Quite spectacular! Later we had lunch and then visited one more falls—39 feet. Around 2:00 p.m. we went back to touring and sightseeing on our way back towards home. We visited a bridge that Leo and his brother built some years ago of giant trees lashed together and decked with planks. We arrived back in Eugene around 4:00 p.m. A very interesting day enjoyed by John Cecil, Joan Cofer, Gladys Grancorvitz, Merle Traudt and leader Leo Paschelke.

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