Recently, we had the opportunity to take a day off, something that rarely happens during high season, but sometimes the universe intervenes and we jumped at the chance to spend a day embracing Mother Nature. We've been wanting to explore a bit more of Oregon and the Umpqua Scenic Byway provided us with a glorious day of being on the road.
Our first stop was just about 45 minutes from home, Mill Creek Falls Scenic Area. Had we paid better attention to this huge map in the parking area, we would not have taken a couple of wrong turns, but we eventually found our way to the falls and it was well-worth the extra steps.
|Must remember to read the map before hitting the trail!|
|The start of the trail.|
|Does a tree make noise when it falls if there is no one to hear it?|
|Our first glimpse of the falls!|
|A few steps closer!|