Middle Fork Willamette/Indigo Springs to Rd 2153
September 9, 2007
Wonderful hike! Lots of water (including Indigo Springs and Chuckle
Springs) and plenty of easy water crossings (variously over bridges,
rocks, and logs). The hike starts out in a kind of fairyland forest (to
me, anyway!)—lots of undergrowth, heavily forested, lots of moss. Very
shaded and beautiful. Quite a few ups and downs. On the ups, a totally
different environment—we could feel the temperature increasing as we
climbed, more sun, less forest, and lots and lots of rhodies. Then back
down and felt the temperature dropping again. Finally, hiked through
Paddy’s Valley and again, felt as though we were in another
environment. One sting (we don’t know by what), perfect weather.
Enjoyable, fun group, including coleaders Chuck Eyers and Julie
Dorland, members Barb Revere and Jim Fritz and nonmembers Leigh Almack
and Jorry Rolfe.