Kentucky Falls/Roman Nose

October 18, 1986

A group of 13 left the SEHS parking lot at 8 a.m. and arrived at the Kentucky Falls trailhead at 10:15 a.m. We met Dee Bray with two guests from Coos Bay at that Point. The trip over Dunn Ridge Road was just like “flying” since pure white clouds were trapped in the mountain valleys and we were mostly above the cloud cover.

The day was partly sunny and was in the 60 degree range. The trail to the Upper Kentucky Falls is ¾ mile and the distance to the lower falls, where the Kentucky Creek and North Fork of the Smith River come within 200 yards of each other, is 2 miles total one way giving a total walk of 4 miles round trip. It was a typical Oregon fall day enjoyed by all.

We then took the cars back to the Roman Nose entry point and hiked to the summit. Some of us had saved our lunch to eat at this wonderful view point.

Hikers were Susan Baker, Dee Bray, Jerry Crosby, Marcia Danab, Carolyn Jenkins, Michael Kinyon, Gladys Grancorvitz, Mardi Clotz, Pauline Longstaff, Helen Lynch, Joan Keigher, Bryant Mitchell, John Pratt, Alice Richter, Gail Russell and leader Ted Briles.


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