Silver Falls State Park

When my mom and sister came into town, we made a day trip to Silver Falls State Park, a place I haven't visited since June 2012. Last time I visited, it was raining, so it was lovely to be there on a day where the sun was shining and the crowds were sparse.

The trail of ten waterfalls was magnificent, and it made for a beautiful day on the trail. The drive into Silverton was rolling with pastures and farms, and the sun shining over them made it feel like a magical fairy land.

We spent all afternoon wandering the ten miles. I hadn't done a ten mile hike in quite some time, and at one point I mentioned aloud that my feet hurt.
My sister Courtney was shocked by this. "What?!" she said, "but you hiked 2,000 miles last summer!!"
"Yeah," I replied, "and my feet hurt then, too!!"

Here are some shots of my favorite falls along the trail.

 South Falls

South Falls

 Double Falls

Double Falls

 Upper North Falls

Upper North Falls

 Lower South Falls

Lower South Falls

If you live near Portland or Silverton, Silver Falls State Park isn't to be missed!