I can't wait for this weekend's workshop to kick off Friday. The place is special. Silver Falls State Park in Oregon’s Willamette Valley is known as the crown jewell of our state park system. I grew up hiking and swimming in it’s lush canyons and it remains one of my favorite places to photograph to this day. At 9,200 acres it’s Oregon’s largest state park and it’s trail of 10 waterfalls is surely one of the most beautiful hikes in our very scenic state.
Silver Falls is nestled into the foothills of Oregon’s Cascade mountains just east of the picturesque town of Silverton. The famous rolling farmland and vineyards of the Willamette Valley spread out from Silverton to the west. Inside the park multiple road access points intersect the 7-mile Trail of Ten Falls which winds through Silver Creek’s densely forested, rocky canyons and even traverses through caverns behind some of the larger waterfalls on the route.
We finally have some much needed rains falling right now to recharge the waterfalls and help the firefighters up north in the Gorge, but the forecast is for sun and partly cloudy skies this weekend. The group of students coming is a blend of new and old friends that I can't wait to back photographing with. There are two spots remaining. If you have the time and would like to join. Feel free to email me for more information.