Little North Santiam
May 14, 2003
Six Obsidians, and one “soon to be” Obsidian, were blessed
with a beautiful, warm, sunny day when we gathered at 8 a.m. at Amazon.
The trailhead for the low elevation, North Santiam River hike is off
Santiam HWY 22 in the Elkhorn Valley, about 100 miles from Eugene.
The river is a spectacular emerald green color with numerous waterfalls.
The hike is through a heavily carpeted, thick canopied old growth forest.
The trail is in good condition with with water standing/running on it
in a few spots.
Excellent bridges cross all feeder streams.
Elevation gain of 900' is mostly contained in one steep ridge which bisects
The trail is 4½ miles long, for a total of 9 in and out.
We returned to Eugene about 6 p.m.
and Dan Christensen, leader.