Lillian Falls and Joe Goddard Old Growth

June 23, 2005

The Black Creek Trail to Lillian (aka Lithan) Falls goes through old growth forest with several species of conifers, flowers, underbrush, downed trees all in a canyon carved by a roaring mountain stream. The falls drop about 150 feet in a series of cascades.

Then to the nearby Joe Goddard Old Growth Grove for lunch on a log table with five rounds for seats. Being surrounded by Western Red Cedar and Douglas Fir—nearly 10 feet in diameter was a cathedral like setting.

Then to the Willamette Fish Hatchery—sturgeon, rainbow trout, salmon viewing over a creek, birds of prey and a small museum. A great stop anytime.

We set a leisurely pace on a mild, calm, bug-free day and not a person or vehicle from Oakridge to the falls. Enjoying a perfect day were Barb Revere, Marshall Kandell, Margit Hollerud, leader Ray Jensen and non-member Julie Dorland.

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