Tuesday, November 1, 2016


Kenny took a week off work and we took off to the far SE edge of the state of Oregon. First stop was Bagby where Kenny soaked for the first time. We slept in the parking lot and headed to Breitenbush for some investigation the next morning. 
after a fine day at the retreat center, we went to the river to inspect the old springs
stayed the night in Bend, then headed out to find the springs in Paulina Lake
the wind was fierce, but the water was hot....Ken did the digging
Tried taking a short cut and got stuck in the snow. Frustrating, but we got out with teamwork.
groovy sunset at Harney Lake - the springs wasn't worth a soaking
good decision - Kenny got pickles
1st time at Alvord HS for the both of us.

with some plumbing adjustments, we brought the temp down

seemed like rain was coming in, but it never did

couldn't find the springs at Borax Lake - but we got a good hike in

Kenny only tented it one night. most nights he was on the floor of the van
couldn't believe we had Umpqua to ourselves.... the solitude didn't last long
just a few miles from Umpqua, is the Tokatee Falls
the North Umpqua River

PRI in Eugene - met Tonto at his art gallery
we both wanted to hit Silver Falls State Park - south falls was first

north falls from the top

north falls from inside & underneath

isn't that pretty

north falls from around the low bend

upper north falls
6 days out, 5 hot springs {2 new to me}, 6 waterfalls, one killer pizza.