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Ridiculous-looking photographer capturing a scene

Yours truly @ Limpy Creek

What I saw can be found here.

Limpy Creek

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Limpy Botanical Interpretive Loop Trail (Grants Pass, Oregon)

A friend and I went on a short hike yesterday near Grants Pass. It wasn’t the best time of year for the location. In a couple of weeks, I imagine the fall colors will be pretty good, but probably the best time to go would be late spring when the greens are at their peak and the water is flowing with more volume. Still, it was a lovely place–especially on a hot day. Yesterday was in the 80s, but near the creek the temps were closer to 70.

The trail was nice and dry, despite recent rain, but it seems to be a very muddy trail in spring.

Devil’s Punch Bowl

Devil's Punch Bowl

Vernal Pools on Upper Table Rock

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Upper Table Rock (Oregon – January 2022)

I have hiked the table rocks mostly in summer and fall. I’ve seen water on them before but never as much as I did early last month (after a wet December). Alas, until yesterday it hadn’t rained at all in over five weeks, very unusual for this time of year.

From the other side of the state

Newton Creek near Mount Hood on Elk Meadows Trail

Coquille River Lighthouse

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Bandon, Oregon (March 2011)

Ashland Creek in Lithia Park

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Ashland, Oregon (May 2011)

Bandon, Oregon eight and a half years ago

Bandon, Oregon

Ashland Creek Walk

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Ashland Creek in Lithia Park

Yesterday was one of those summer days that I’m not particularly fond of. Today will likely be the same. What am I referring to as I long for my usual Scandinavian summer? The heat!

Mornings are nice, and the evenings, after the sun goes down, are lovely, but the afternoons and evenings before sunset are brutal at close to 100 degrees. To try to beat the heat yesterday my daughter had the brilliant idea of doing a creek walk in Lithia Park. Simply walk into the freezing cold creek and walk upstream to cool down. Yesterday was so hot that we were still hot, both during and after. Anyway, today’s photo comes from that walk.

Deadline Falls

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Deadline Falls (North Umpqua Trail, Oregon)