Silver Falls State Park
May 7, 1983
We left Eugene at 8:00 a. m. and drove through Jefferson, Stayton, Sublimity to Silver Falls. It takes a little over two hours along the back roads but it is worth it to see the old farms east of Salem.
We left one car at South Falls parking lot and all of us climbed into a van to drive the 3 miles to North Falls parking lot. We started down the trail amid pouring water both in the falls and in the air. Lots of wild flowers and lush vegetation on this trail in the canyon. We hiked by 9 waterfalls (didn’t go to Upper North Falls) in the 5 plus miles to South Parking lot. Water over the falls was in bountiful supply.
As always on Mother’s Weekend there was a flower show at the lodge and with a roaring fire in the fireplace, we dried out and relearned the names of flowers at the park.
Those who slogged along on this wet day were Donna Eimstad, Gladys Grancorvitz, Dick Loescher, Helen Lynch, John and Lenore McManigal, Evelyn Schmitt and leader Bill Eimstad.