|Date: March 31, 2004|
|Location Shellburg Falls Hike|
|Where: Santiam State Forest|
| The Shellburg Falls area hiking trails are getting to be a real favorite of mine. Maybe it's the short 30-minute drive from my house to the trailhead. Of course the secluded trails through the thick forest and a spectacular waterfall might also play into my preference. Today, Ralph Nafziger, Bob Young, Dorald Stoltz, and Mike Garrison, joined Jeanette and I on an approximate five-mile hike along the roads and trails that make up this interesting area.|
|shall we take the hiking trail or the horse trail?|
We hiked a combination of the road, August Mountain Trail and Shellburg Creek Trail to arrive at the Shellburg Falls Campground in time for lunch. Lunch with a picnic table is quite a luxury. After lunch we hiked down under the falls and enjoyed Winter Wrens, Wild Bleeding Heart, and Trillium along the trail.
|lunch at the campground|
|Trillium and spider||