Friday, November 14, 2008

Golden And Silver Falls Part 9

Our next stop before going to Tugman State Campground was Golden & Silver Falls, Well let me tell you if you have never been there and would like to go PLEASE DO NOT GO IN YOUR MOTOR HOME! Not having internet connection i didn't do much research on this place, and in the brochure it didn't mention not taking your motor home. Didn't mention no turn outs, didn't mention very very narrow road, didn't mention that it really was not a stay over night area either, Just that it was a State Park. Ok so dumby us took the motor home, and tow into this god forsaken road that was almost no wider then the motor home itself, drop off on the one side.
Also was not told it was also a logging road on part of it, till we had this guy in a truck behind us stop next to us when we did finally find a spot to pull over to let him pass, he stopped us and yelled at us, saying this is a darn logging road and logging trucks can come around any of these curves at any given time. Well we were so taken back we really didn't have much of a response to him accept we were sorry. Sure would of liked to give him a ear full after we had time to think about it. Like it wasn't our fault that there was no signs stating the fact we shouldn't be on this darn road with a motor home. But nope didn't get a chance to do that. Hope he reads my blog dumb idiot.He should of told us not to go any farther. Oh well we have been in difficult places before, thank goodness tho there was no logging trucks coming.
So here we are at the end of the road, yup its a dead end, at the park. Nevada had to unhitch the Jeep so that we could turn around, thank goodness there was only 2 other rigs there, they did have a lady ranger there picking up god knows what, i was thinking it was dog poop LOL anyway we told her they should have signs up saying no motor homes, and she said i guess i have never seen anyone with a motor home come down here. But i must say there were houses along this road and most did have a motor home or trailer or 5th wheel, guess they took there chances when they left there place.
So here is the trail that lead to Silver Falls, Princess all anxious to explore as always
This tree was growing right out of that rock, be sure to click on photos for better viewing
Lots of moss on that rock
Princess stopping and looking at us" saying whats taking you so long "?

A hidden gem in the dense coastal forests of southwest Oregon, Golden and Silver Falls State Natural Area may be hard to find, but it's well worth the 24-mile drive from Highway 101. The small parking and picnic area are located along the banks of Glenn and Silver Creeks and is shaded by large maple, alder, and Oregon myrtle trees. Hiking trails wind through scenic canyons to each of the waterfalls -- they plunge over sheer rock cliffs to moss covered boulders 100 feet below.

And here is the falls, be sure you click on the photos, you can see the rainbow on foot of the falls.

And no, we didn't do the trail to the other one as it was already late in the day and all we wanted to do was get out of there. And prayed we wouldn't run into any other rigs or logging trucks, it was the longest 24 miles as the road also was not the smoothest.


PERBS said...

What an experience! I had never heard of Golden Falls. . . The prism at the bottom of Silver Falls is pretty! I LOVE that first photo-- the trees seem to frame the passage of the road. It would make a great framed photo!

magiceye said...

thank you for the lovely adventurous tour!

AVCR8TEUR said...

Oregon is sure beautiful and I can see it all through your eyes.