Winter Hiking – Sahalie and Koosah Falls

A couple of weeks ago we had a guest from Spokane and decided to give her the grand tour. We visited Cougar Hot Springs, then out to Florence and up the coast as well as to Clear Lake and of course we stopped by Sahalie Falls which was mostly accessible despite there being a couple of feet of snow. Walk ways were a bit slippery, but several folks were down there checking out the roaring McKenzie River. Koosah Falls, just down the road a little way was a different story. The snow was several feet deep to the road and as far as we could tell … [Read more...]

Sweet Creek Falls – Mapleton, Oregon

Sweet Creek Falls is a series of about a dozen waterfalls near Mapleton, Oregon that cascade down a lush green gorge providing one of the most easily accessible high concentration waterfall hikes in all of Western Oregon. Despite being here for over a year now we had never made the side trip out to the Homestead trail head to take in the sights. The weather was great for Oregon in February and the water was definitely flowing beneath our feet as we walked along the cat walks. The short 2.2 mile round trip hike took us well over an hour … [Read more...]