December 30, 2018
Greg and I spent a long New Year’s weekend in Bend. On Sunday we showshoed to Tumalo Falls.
Our first stop was breakfast at Sparrow Bakery. YUM!
We parked at Skyliners Sno-Park and were one of the first cars there:
From there we set off down the Tumalo Creek Trail:
There wasn’t much to see, but we got occasional glimpses of the cliffs to the right:
We crossed the South Fork on a little bridge:
Better views of Tumalo Creek:
And then we reached the lower viewpoint for Tumalo Falls:
We also visited the upper viewpoint, and we could see downstream along the canyon we just hiked up:
We hiked back on the road (which is closed to vehicles in winter) rather than the trail:
We passed at least 60 people hiking in as we hiked out and we were glad that we had gotten an early start. When we reached the gate at the end of the road we discovered that there was parking there. Good to know for next time:
We enjoyed lunch at Crux afterward: