October 8, 2017
Getting caught up on my backlog here. A month ago we went to Sahalie and Koosah Falls and did the loop hike. Very pretty! I haven’t been there in a very long time and it was nice to see these two beautiful waterfalls again.
We started at Sahalie Falls:
Then hiked downstream along the McKenzie River:
Next stop, Koosah Falls:
We crossed the road bridge at Carmen Reservoir:
Then we picked up the McKenzie River National Recreation Trail and headed back upstream on the other side of the river.
Sahalie Falls again:
Man, I LOVE that blue!
There was some fall color to be seen:
Crossing the footbridge back across the river:
On the drive back we stopped to gawk at the beautiful vine maple in the lava field along Highway 22:
A lovely day! It’s a long drive from Portland, but with beautiful sunny skies and gorgeous color along 22 it helped distract from the many hours in the car.