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Silver Falls State Park, Oregon

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Tilman Paulin, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. Tilman Paulin

    Tilman Paulin SC Top Veteran

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    Nov 15, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    Silver Falls State Park is a beautiful park in Oregon with a fantastic "Trail of Ten Falls". It can be a bit crowded and the light can be challenging (first time we went there it was too sunny :) second time too dark) but it's definitely worth a visit! You can walk behind most of the falls - on natural pathways (the falls tumble over thick basalt lava flows resting on softer, older rock)

    North Falls is amongst the biggest of the falls. The sound of the water is quite deafening.

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    North Falls by tilman paulin, on Flickr

    This is Middle North Falls (in September) with very little water. In November it was a much wider curtain. Can't wait to see it next year after snowmelt...

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    rain forest - sun forest by tilman paulin, on Flickr

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    South Falls in the last light of the day. In winter you don't get a lot of light down in the canyon.

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    South Falls by tilman paulin, on Flickr

    At the top of Canyon Trail, right at North Falls (you can still see dripping water at the left of frame)

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  2. staticantics

    staticantics SC Regular

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    Oct 15, 2013
    Central California
    Chris
    really enjoy that last photo, "enchanted". kind of wish i had a vertical monitor so i could take it all in.
     
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  3. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Me too! Need a vertical big LCD!


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  4. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    WOW. That looks like an incredible trail. Very jealous.
     
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  5. Tilman Paulin

    Tilman Paulin SC Top Veteran

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    Nov 15, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    Thanks guys!
    Yes, that's the disadvantage of taking so many landscapes in portrait orientation.
    Especially when I view my photos on a digital picture frame (which is relatively small to begin with). Maybe I should buy a tablet just as a digital photo frame... (there's bound to be some good offers coming around)... They're bigger and probably have better screens by now...

    I also wish Olympus would go back to "proper" side-hinged foldout LCDs on their cameras...
     
  6. Susan Sande

    Susan Sande SC Veteran

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    Aug 3, 2011
    Upper left USA
    I last hiked Silver Falls in June. If it was in my backyard instead of 5.5 hours away, I'd be hiking the whole 10 miles of loops every single day. Love it!!
     
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  7. Gubrz

    Gubrz O.* Gonzo's & Bentley's Dad

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    Jun 5, 2012
    Austin, TX
    Eliot
    4th to last is magic!
     
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  8. Despite any challenges you got some stunners.
     
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  9. Tilman Paulin

    Tilman Paulin SC Top Veteran

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    Nov 15, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    It made the processing of some of them a bit more challenging... Glad you like them!
    Thanks for the kind comments everyone! :)