I have sore calf muscles today and I am grateful. Oregon is at 57% of it’s normal rainfall for the year and I am grateful. My husband and I have become a couple of crazy old walking fools…and I am very grateful.
This past Saturday another beautiful Spring day called us to put on our walking shoes and head outdoors. We decided to explore the Trail of Ten Falls in Silver Springs State Park. How could this absolutely amazing showcase of nature’s splendor be less than 50 miles from my home and I had never even thought to visit? I’m not sure, but I can tell you that won’t happen again.
According to the trail map and park guide, Silver Falls is Oregon’s largest state park. It is over 9,000 acres with ten magnificent waterfalls, a temperate rain forest of Douglas fir and western hemlock trees, meadows, creeks and a vast array of plants and wildlife. There are more than 25 miles of multi-use trails including the 8 mile Trail of Ten Falls that we hiked.
And, with us there is always food involved. We enjoyed a delicious breakfast at O’Briens Cafe in the quaint little town of Silverton. I believe it was Napoleon who said “an army marches on it’s belly” and I couldn’t agree more.
We’re looking for new places to walk and explore. Where should we go next weekend?
See you on the road.