Willamette National Park
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We didnâ€™t have the best night of our trip last night. I wouldnâ€™t say it was noisy or annoying but, â€¦ hmmmm, yes I would. Just to give a little clue, the room next to us had the door open and close about every fifteen minutes from the time we came in until well past 4 a.m. I had the idea that whoever had rented that room for the night must have been one of those time share females, because she was in and out all night long.
Morning finally arrived and brought a better day. We got up and showered and went to the lobby and breakfast area for our coffee and continental breakfast, which turned out to be pretty good. Slightly extended continental style with cereal and sweet rolls added to the fruit and coffee. We went for the highest octane coffee they had and a small bowl of cereal.
Due east of the Springfield/Eugene areas of
It's a very easy 0.8 mile loop to see this spectacular 200 foot falls. You know it has to be an easy walk for me to be able to do it at that point. I found a few places to sit and relax for a minute before going on.
The stroll takes you over an exposed lava field and through some beautiful forest areas. There are a couple of short steep sections, but overall it has to be considered as easy hike. You come to a wonderful viewpoint directly across from Proxy falls where you can see the entire falls from top to bottom.
For an amateur photographer like me it was kind of a shame. Here I was in front of one of the best opportunities and I didnâ€™t know how to take the kind of shot it needed, and Iâ€™m not sure that the camera I had at that point would have even been able. I got the best I could and delighted in being there. Whether I could take a good photo or not, this was a place worth visiting. The water, the falls, the moss, the rocks, it was all just beautiful.
After the first falls you walk a bit farther to the
Back to the main highway about ten or fifteen miles farther up the road are another couple of large waterfalls, Koosah and Sahalie. They are both on the