A Family Visit

Here is a not so subtle “shot across the bow” to other members of my family (all said with sarcasm and good humor of course). With most of our family members being back in New Hampshire there is the almost constant question of “When are you and Mia coming back to visit?”. My rebuttal tends…

Opal Creek – Jawbone Flats

No work on Friday because of the Veterans Day holiday (It’s actually Saturday) and it’s also birthday time frame for Paul and myself.  For the most part neither of us have ever had to go to school or work on our birthday and for as long as I can remember now we’ve marked the day…

Lee’s Falls Run

I’d read last summer about a waterfall not too far from “downtown” Cherry Grove.  I roughly knew the area because of biking up Patton Valley Rd to the crest of Summit Rd where it intersected with a logging gate. The Oregonian article didn’t give a distance to the falls, only stating that they were about…

Silver Falls Hike

Ever want to see a boat load of beautiful nature in a very short amount of time?  You only need to hit up Silver Falls State Park if you’re in Oregon. 8.7 miles of hiking yields you 10 gorgeous waterfalls.  The added bonus……only 500 feet of elevation throughout.  The signs at several of the trailheads (you…