Running fingers over the top of the grass — It's pretty much a given anytime I'm walking through an open field.
In my opinion, redwoods look their best in a thick fog. With rain in the forecast for first time in quite a while, I headed up to Jedediah Smith State Park in Del Norte county where some of the nicest coastal redwoods are growing. The following photos are from a particularly aesthetic grove along the Boy Scout Tree trail.
The second part of my trip found me driving along highway 138, the Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway. Once you pass the small town of Glide, it seems like every 10 miles there is a sign for a waterfall. The waterfalls in this section of the forest are, for the most part, very accessible. With parking lots right off the highway, a quick hike will get you to a number of waterfalls of varying formations. You can find more information about these falls by visiting the Umpqua National Forest or Roseburg BLM websites.
A while back, I headed to Oregon in search of waterfalls. I spent of majority of my time in central Oregon in Umpqua National Forest and surrounding BLM lands. In the two weeks that I was there, I travelled throughout the forest and saw many different types of waterfalls. Some of them required a long drive but none of the hikes were particularly diffucult. The falls pictures below are Grotto Falls, Yakso Falls, and Hemlock Falls. They are all located in the Little River watershed and were the most remote falls that I visited during my trip. I didn't see a single person at these waterfalls. If you are visiting this area make sure you bring a map and a good sense of direction, the forest service roads are not clearly marked here. You can find more information about these falls by visiting the Umpqua National Forest or Roseburg BLM websites.