McKenzie Falls & McKenzie Hwy. Loop
September 8, 1999
In warm ideal weather at 8:00 a.m. we boarded the Experience
Oregon small bus driven by Bud Kloster for the McKenzie Pass Loop.
Following a rest stop (pastry and coffee) at the McKenzie Ranger
Station, we went up Hwy. 242 to Proxy Falls for a delightful
1½-mile hike to both Lower and Upper Falls through lava beds
On to the reconstructed Dee Wright Observatory at the summit for
spectacular views except for the somewhat smoky sky.
After lunch in the Sisters City Park we returned via the main road
with the next stop at Koosah Falls.
We hiked up the McKenzie to Sahallie Falls, where we re-boarded
Lastly, we walked through the Old Growth Nature Trail at Delta
Campground and returned to Eugene by 5:30 p.m.
Enjoying a very pleasant day in the Cascades were
Harvey Speck (sweep)
Ray Jensen (leader).