Roman Nose & Kentucky Falls

October 13, 1990

The Siuslaw National Forest map “Alternative” Map List indicates the Kentucky Falls Trail as a “Special Interest Area” (#5 on the map). This area is surrounded by spotted owl habitat areas (#3). I also noted several bald eagle habitat areas on this 1990 map. The closest one to Kentucky Falls was about 5 miles N.W. The day was partly sunny but the hike through the forest to the falls was the most beautiful I have had in many years. It was almost like the Garden of Eden with moisture drops on the foliage and rays of sun filtering through. The temperature was just right, too, say 55 to 60 degrees F. We saw one winter wren about halfway down the trail setting up residence in the opening in a rook 200 feet up. We also had a chance to collect some choice Chanterelle mushrooms. All in all a very lovely fall experience for Helmut Plant, Alys Riley, Nola Briles and Ted Briles (leader).


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