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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Shellrock Lake

I mentioned that we took the road less traveled in a post last week. This is one of two destinations that we hiked to during that trip. This is Shellrock Lake in the Roaring River Wilderness area. The small, secluded alpine destination was deserted when we visited with the exception of just one couple who were camping along its banks. I was jealous of them as we started on our hike out. They were going to be lucky enough to enjoy this entire place all to themselves once we were gone!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Upper Beaver Falls

Happy first day of autumn to all my readers in the northern hemisphere!

We took a lengthy car drive on Sunday to a pair of waterfalls that I had not ever visited before. This is Upper Beaver Falls outside of Clatskanie, Oregon. This little waterfall is much smaller than its big brother downstream, but lovely just the same. I loved the whirlpool effect that the slow shutter created with the bubbles and leaves in the water!

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Monday, September 21, 2015

Lush Oregon Forest

While spots of autumn are visible already, deep in the woods where the sun has a hard time reaching through the canopy, things are green and lush. The recent bit of rain we have received have rejuvenated the forest plants one last time before autumn truly takes over.