October 21, 2004
This was the year for color.
As we drove out Marcola Road to Hwy. 20 there were many trees turning
yellow and red.
At Sweet Home we stopped to view the historic bridge moved there from
Holly and rebuilt by high school students.
We continued on the Santiam Hwy. by Foster Dam; it was raining but
this somehow added to the beauty of the yellow and thick moss that
covered many trees.
We stopped at the Cascadia State Park for our morning break and Ray
led a three-quarter-mile hike into Soda Creek Falls.
Leaving Cascadia S.P., we continued on the Santiam Hwy. to the Clear
Much of the red maple color was gone in the lava but there was still
lots of yellow.
We stopped at Sahalie Falls and arrived at the Log Cabin Inn around
12:30 for lunch.
It was a very cozy atmosphere and we were glad to be out of the rain
We had excellent service and marionberry cobbler for dessert.
We left about 2:00 and retraced a small portion of McKenzie Pass to
stop at Belknap Springs for about an hour, arriving home around 4:30.
Our driver was John Bunker.
Thanks to the Hospitality Committee and to Ray and Ewart.
Enjoying fall color were
Mary Lee Cheadle,
Ray & Jean Jensen,
John & Lenore McManigal,
Barbara & Don Payne,
Dick & Janet Speelman,
Bette Hack (leader).