Exploring Prospect Oregon

Bill and I are spending the summer getting to know Oregon. We’ve seen some amazing and beautiful sights. It’s hard for me to say what I loved the most about our summer Oregon adventure to date. I don’t have words to give justice to the  beautiful Oregon Coast. And we are amazed at how many waterfalls there are in Oregon. Seems like every place we’ve visited had numerous beautiful waterfalls to see, and amazing hiking trails.

This week Bill and I went to see the Mill Creek Waterfall. It’s a little hidden jewel within the woods around the town of Prospect. The air is very smokey from the wildfires that are contained, but still burning themselves out, just outside of Prospect. But that didn’t take away from the experience once you get there.

We hiked up to the waterfall viewing spot, and sat and just enjoyed the beauty of the forest, and the waterfall cascading down from the mountain. So, so, peaceful.

The hiking trails around the waterfall are very pretty as well. Its like walking through an enchanted forest.

When we left the Mill Creek area, we went a short distance down the road to the Rogue River Gorge. The hike we took here started where the water coming into the Gorge looked calm.

But very quickly picked up speed as we made our way down the trail along the Gorge…

Of course the rushing water took on very different looks as the Gorge widened and narrowed, but all of it was amazing and really gave us a sense of the power of nature.

You never know who, or what, you will meet up with when you are hiking through the forest. This little guy/girl was slowly making its way across the forest floor towards the water. Looks like a snail without it’s shell to me.

This tree stump caught our eye and we just had to go over and read the sign in front of it that read “Living Stump: On the flat surface of the lava flow, away from the Gorge wall, the trees live as a group rather than as individuals, the roots of these Douglas-Firs have grown together, providing each other with nutrients and water. Before it was cut, the roots of this tree had grafted onto those of a neighbor. Because of this, the stump continues to live”. I find that AMAZING, and I LOVE that!!!

Wouldn’t it be wonderful, if everyone in the world, would take a lesson from these trees, and help one another (family, neighbors, strangers..), like that? Just imagine what a beautiful world that would be.

Stay Tuned!

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ellen
    Aug 26, 2017 @ 03:10:35

    So magical and the beauty is unbelievable
    You guys are really having a wonderful experience . Happy to see more hikes and landscape! God Bless and enjoy all you can together! Love you 😘 😘❤️❤️

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    • beyondcinderella
      Aug 26, 2017 @ 13:47:29

      Thanks Aunt Ellen. We are continuing to hike and explore all we can while we are here. Having a wonderful time but are turning our thoughts towards going back home to Arizona in October for the winter season at McDowell Mountain Regional Park and of course seeing Shantel, Danny, and all of our friends there. Love and hugs to all. XoXo

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  2. gotham girl
    Aug 27, 2017 @ 23:28:24

    Your images are awesome! Good job girl! I’m so happy you’re still getting to experience some of the amazing beauty Oregon has to offer even with all the smoke. Counting the days until you get back to the desert! xoxo

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    • beyondcinderella
      Aug 28, 2017 @ 13:10:20

      Thank you frissy. The smoke is really limiting our outside activities but we do get out as much as we can. Love you and looking forward to getting back to the desert too! XoXo

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