Diamond Creek Falls

June 27, 1999

It was a trip that was advertised as 8 miles, threatened to be less than 4 miles, and ended up being about 5.5 miles, to Diamond Creek Falls and a little way beyond. After an easy drive up Hwy. 58 we parked at Salt Creek Falls, admired it as one of the tallest waterfalls in Oregon, and then crossed a wooden bridge across Salt Creek to start our hike. After several miles of gentle Ascent through rhododendrons that should be in full bloom by mid-July, and numerous viewpoints into Salt Creek Canyon, we made a careful descent to beautiful Diamond Creek Falls. Patchy snow became thicker as we continued into the Diamond Creek Wilderness Area toward Vivian Lake. When it became difficult to find the trail in the snow but easy to see a sunny, snow-free creekside lunch spot we decided we had reached our destination. A relaxing lunch and easy return — with rest stops shortened by emerging mosquitoes capped off a nice hike on a beautiful sunny day. Enjoying the day’s hike were Jan Williams, Max Brown, Joe Scheibe, Sig Otto, Don Ladigin, Jennifer Baer, Marian West, Lois Weinfeld and Sue Wolling (leader).

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