Koosah-Sahalie Falls Loop
May 3, 1996
Our rather short hike took place during a “window of opportunity” … beginning
in a brief snow shower and ending in a heavy downpour.
From Koosah Falls, we went downstream and crossed the McKenzie River at Carmen-Smith Reservoir.
We then hiked up the McKenzie River Trail on one side to Sahalie Falls and down the other side back
to Koosah Falls.
The spring run-off made the falls and rapids especially spectacular.
Jean commented that he saw more rugged rapids in half an hour than he’s seen in a day of
rafting in the Grand Canyon!
On the trip were Jo Nairn, Dixie Minkly, Bev Halter, Doris Allen, Scott Hovis, Mary Millman
and leader Jean Ridone.