Hiking the Trail at Horsetail Falls

Above Triple Falls

My husband and I went for a hike the other day on a trail that starts at Horsetail Falls. It was a beautiful day with blue skies and temperatures in the sixties. I think the day could be ranked as “perfect” by some.

It was wonderful to be alive and see new things. It was wonderful to experience the beauty of nature, to see the power of God’s creation. It was wonderful to feel my muscles aching as I climbed the steep switchbacks. Well, maybe I could have done without the aching part, but it was nice getting some much needed exercise.

Can you tell I enjoyed the day?  I kept telling myself throughout the hike, “This is why people live in Oregon.”

When we reached our destination we had traveled 2.5 miles and climbed 800 feet. We saw four waterfalls, each with their own unique beauty.  Each waterfall roared with incredible power. I felt a certain amount of respect and fear as I viewed the water rushing over the rocks and cascading down the gorge.  We stopped above Triple Falls for lunch.  I sat on a huge moss covered boulder, enjoyed a sandwich and took numerous photographs. Then we hiked back out.

Today I want to share my photographs of the hike with you. Remember, I am not a professional photographer. But, I do love photography. I have wanted to take a photography class for a long time. I know I have a lot to learn. So, I change the camera settings up and take a ton of pictures. That way I occasionally get one or two that turn out nice.

View during lunch

Oneonta Gorge

Clover on the trail

Looking Up

Triple Falls

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