Silver Falls State Park

June 13, 1984

We left at 8:15 a.m. and drove by way of I-5 and the Turner exit to the park. One car from the north of Eugene met us there. We left two of the cars at the main parking lot and drove the rest to the North Falls parking lot.

We walked the canyon trail past eleven water falls brimming with water. Many stops were made for wild flower identification and photos of flowers and falls. We found a dry, sunny spot for lunch in good view of Lower North Falls. The weather forecast was for rain but none was felt till we left the wild flower show at the main lodge to get the vehicles at the parking lot. The trail is always muddy this time of year. It’s interesting when one gets to the South Falls area to see some women in light-colored slacks and low pumps trying to miss the mire in the trail. We came through Stayton - Scio - to I-5 and then on to Eugene. It doesn’t seem to matter which route one takes to the park—the time it takes to get there is an hour and forty-five minutes. The canyon trail is 5.4 miles with side trips from northfalls parking lot to southfalls parking lot. There are a bunch of stairs at both ends of the trail. Wild flower and falls lookers were Dee Bray, Bob Emmich, Barb Elsen, Judith Engle, Bob Foster, Christy Guyaux, Audrey and Mac Howell, Gladys Grancorvitz, Jeanie Holms, John and Lenore McManigal, Nola Shurtleff, Harlo, Marty, and Nessa Perrin, Mary Ann and Mary Jean Petersen, Donna Eimstad, and leader Bill Eimstad.

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