Silver Falls State Park. We arrived mid-afternoon in a steady downpour, parked the rig, then headed into Silverton for some Thai food. It wasn’t until the next day, after Mark left to go work back East for a week and my sister joined me, that we discovered the beauty of the falls that gave the park its name.
Walking along a canyon for a mile or so in a steady rain that changed to sleet for a few moments, we passed a half a dozen falls, ranging in heights up to 178 feet.
The hiking trail passed behind one of the tallest falls and you could feel drops of water as it cascaded down.
The moisture feeds a brilliant green moss that drapes itself over twisted trees and rocks.
One thing I have learned out here in central Oregon: the weather changes from sun to rain at an instant. Check out the photo below to see the rain clouds pushing out a blue sky near Sublimity, Oregon.
Listen as Johnny Cash & Lynn Anderson tear it up.
Where we are today.