Amazon Headwaters to Dillard Road
January 10, 2007
For the second time this winter Mother Nature foiled plans to hike
along the McKenzie River Trail. After checking forecasts the night
before and again in the morning, I decided once again it would be
wise to cancel. So instead, because we really wanted to get out and
hike, Sue Myers, Pat Soussan and yours truly met at Albertson’s and
drove to the end of E. Amazon. We hiked up the connector trail to the
Ridgeline Trail. At that point we opted to take the trail to Dillard
Road. As we headed back we met a hiker coming up the bike trail. His
opinion was that the trail wasn’t too muddy and he recommended it. Hah!
At least no-one fell or got stuck in the mud! The spreading oaks
covered in fresh licorice ferns are a highlight of the bike trail and
by the time we returned to the Fox Hollow parking lot it was snowing
heavily and the snow on the sword ferns created a winter wonderland.
Margaret Prentice, leader.