Monday, May 17, 2010

Shell Falls

Great little spot in the Santiam Forest, the bottom twenty feet of a fifty or sixty foot waterfall. It's about an hour hike in to find this one, but the hike is pretty level. The only real terrain is on the dirt path nearest the falls.

Unlike the popular walk-behind-waterfall neighbor at Silver Falls State Park, this walk-behind-waterfall is relatively undiscovered. There's no railing, but it's not quite as steep as North Falls.

The Man, his parents, and I made this trek on the day before Mother's Day. We had a great time walking and talking, checking out the nearby cows in the meadow, and enjoying one of the first perfect spring days Oregon offers.