Silver Falls, Oregon

July 19-20, 2008

Silver Falls State Park is east of Salem, just under two hours from Eugene. It's hard to get a site in the crowded campground (reservations recommended), and the trails are very populated, but it's a beautiful area. There's a hiking loop to view more than 10 waterfalls, but dogs are allowed only on the North Falls hike.

path behind South Falls

South Falls

We may go back for a day hike sometime without Bailey, or try camping again in the fall when crowds are lower. With all the people, it did feel a little like camping in Disneyland!

The next day we stopped at nearby Silverton for lunch -- a very sweet, artistic town with lots of
historic buildings.

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