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The very pretty pinkish purple flowers that grew wild along the road.

With us being tired and having a nice quiet room made our nights sleep very good.  We had set our alarm so we wouldn’t sleep too late, but as usual for us we awoke just a few minutes before it was to go off.  Good thing too, because apparently we set it wrong.

We showered and repacked and headed down to the breakfast area for our expanded continental breakfast.  It was a pretty crowded little area so we grabbed what looked good and ate as we made our way back to our room. There we finished eating and pack our car for the day.

We were off and headed north again and as we left Medford we began seeing some pretty little pinkish purple flowers along the side of the road growing wild.

The very pretty pinkish purple flowers that grew wild along the road.
 We had seen them yesterday for the last hundred miles but never got a chance to stop and get some pictures.  Today we find a place to stop.

Just south of the town of Prospect, Oregon is the first stop of the day.  Mill Creek Falls and Barr Creek Falls are close along the trail according to our internet directions.  We found the parking lot from which the trail left.  Unfortunately, neither my husband or I looked at or read the large sign there at the edge of the lot (mistake number one), after all we had complete directions right of the net.  We walked down the trail to where it forked.  You could see where a sign had once been, but the sign was gone and only the posts were left.

The very pretty pinkish purple flowers that grew wild along the road.
 Well, the directions we had said to go left so we did (mistake number two).  We found ourselves about a quarter mile upstream after a long meandering trail at an area called “Giant Boulders”.  It was nearly impossible to even get around these boulders and see any water at all. By then we knew something was very wrong.  Our directions hadn’t said it would be this far.  We made our way back along this trail to the fork and took the other direction down towards the river. This trail is steeply downhill and although not that long it soon leads us to where we can see Mill Creek Falls.  We take several pictures before heading slowly back up the hill towards the parking lot.  We did see another fork down near the point where we say Mill Creek Falls, but with no signs we weren’t about to get ourselves lost out in the wild.  It took us nearly a half hour to make our way back up the steep trail to our car.  It was only then as we took pictures of the signage that we realized just how close we had been to the second waterfall.  But we were just too tired at that point to go back down to see it.

 

spocklogic says:
Sometimes destiny has a different design.
Posted on: Dec 06, 2011
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The very pretty pinkish purple flo…
The very pretty pinkish purple fl…
The very pretty pinkish purple flo…
The very pretty pinkish purple fl…
The very pretty pinkish purple flo…
The very pretty pinkish purple fl…
At the Giant Boulders this was as …
At the Giant Boulders this was as…
This very red wooded tree was see …
This very red wooded tree was see…
Mill Creek Falls
Mill Creek Falls
Mill Creek Falls
Mill Creek Falls
Mill Creek Falls
Mill Creek Falls
Mill Creek Falls
Mill Creek Falls
Mill Creek Falls
Mill Creek Falls
A small side falls
A small side falls
A small side falls
A small side falls
A small side falls
A small side falls
Mill Creek Falls though the trees.
Mill Creek Falls though the trees.
The sign in the parking lot.
The sign in the parking lot.
The sign in the parking lot.
The sign in the parking lot.
Prospect
photo by: Hummingbird