Opal Creek Loop
July 10, 2005
On a rainy day seven hikers carpooled along I-5 to the Little North Fork
of the Santiam River viewing awesome scenery on their way to Opal Creek
Wilderness Area, a lush old-growth ancient rain forest with 1000 year old
After displaying our Wilderness Passes we headed along the river trail to
Opal Pool, the jewel of perfection, then across the 52 foot long sturdy
wooden bridge to Jawbone Flats, an old mining town, where we had lunch.
Jawbone is now used for ecology classes and rental cabins.
We followed the gravel road along the other side of the river back to the
Happy hikers included
Martha Welches (leader)