Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Head of the Metolius

Here's the cool thing about the Head of the Metolius, the river just bubbles up from the ground and turns into a swift 28-mile-long river. Mama had been there before and I had read up on it so we were excited to visit. It was just a short little walk down a paved pathway from the parking area to the river.

Metolius River
The Metolius downriver by the park's post office and general store.
Head of the Metolius
Head of the Metolius
Head of the Metolius

When we got there, we were a bit disappointed. On a clear day, you can see Mount Hood from there. Last time Mama was here the plants weren't so overgrown, so you could get a better view of the water bubbling up. But it was still really cool to see it go from a little stream to a wide river in a very short stretch. I was still impressed. I don't think Seester and Aunty were though. But on the upside, we saw a coyote during our walk. And the forest is gorgeous and peaceful.

Head of the Metolius
Head of the Metolius

3 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Man, you guys are going all over the place!

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  2. goodness this is absolutely gorgeous!!!

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