Saturday, July 10, 2010

Golden And Silver Falls, Coos County, Oregon

Recently we visited Golden and Silver Falls State Natural Area.  This state park is a sister park to the Beaver Creek State Natural Area.  The park is located in Coos County, Oregon, in the coast range forest.  There are delightful trails to hike through native coastal forest vegetation in canyons that lead to spectacular waterfalls.  It was refreshing to walk through vegetation that is characteristic of coastal forests, without the usual complement of invasive species that persist along roadsides and cultivated fields.  This falls state natural area is a gentle reminder of the inspiring power of nature in wildness.  The park was established in 1936 to conserve an old growth stand of Douglas fir around the falls.  

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