Monday, February 27, 2012

Another Adventure: Drift Creek Falls

I miss my bike. It is sitting on the floor in our dining room, dismantled and stripped. The hubby is finishing up the sanding this week. Then this weekend it gets painted. I picked out a spiffy peach color that was made in 1989 for Hyundais. I can’t wait to see the finished product.
Since I am bikeless, I chose to go on foot for my latest adventure. Of course I had to go with my adventure buddy because these kinds of jaunts require a compatriot in ̶s̶t̶u̶p̶i̶d̶i̶t̶y̶ zealousness.
Armed with hazelnut hot chocolate, we headed west towards the coast in search of Drift Creek Falls. We had to take a few detours, including a too-long-to explain side trip to try and reach the Delphinium Scientologist School where Tom Cruise’s children had been sent (We failed to get anywhere near there. An ominous gate and no trespassing signs were enough to stop us).

We also stopped at this covered bridge which is near the Drift Creek trail.

This water pump reminded me of the old pump we had in our front yard. Somehow the water always tasted better out of it.

This dog was actually wearing a diaper. The owner took the diaper off to let the dog go potty. Poor dog, how humiliating to go in public with a diaper on.

Drift Creek trail is a beautiful, wooded trail that gradually slopes down to the river. The woods are mossy and dark and the trail is littered with mini waterfalls and creeks. Here is a photo of Adrienne taking a picture of the trail.

The moss hung like tinsel from all of the trees. It made everything look wispy and surreal.

 I loved how twisted the branches were on these trees.

There were several little foot bridges like this one that kept your feet from getting too muddy.

At the end of the trail, you reach this amazing suspension bridge that is the longest in Oregon.

It is 240 feet long and spans a canyon housing a spectacular waterfall.

When you walk on it, you can feel the wind swinging it back and forth. It is both exhilarating and heart-clutching to have someone jump on the bridge while you are standing out in the middle.
 The trail ends at the waterfall where there is a little picnic table and plenty of rocks to crawl around on.

We had so much fun hiking and taking pictures, we almost got home too late to pick up the kiddos from school. I suggest this hike to anyone. If you would like to know more about the bridge, check out this site:


  1. Amazing mossy tree pictures. Looked cold and damp though. Trouble with summer is that the moss isn't as exquisite and grotesque at the same time.

  2. I agree. I enjoy hiking through all 4 seasons because each season has its own personal beauty.