Snooping around on lidar, I found a rocky canyon in the Umpqua Nation Forest with a waterfall in it. I went in with low expectations and came out with an incredible experience with one of the most significant locations in the area.
I took a shot at a little-traveled waterfall above Fall Creek Falls, a popular location. It was only 0.3 miles up the creek. Should be a piece of cake, right?
I was snooping around looking for caves along Ragged Ridge and found a ton of flowers.
I waded into the forests up Steamboat Creek and found a pretty cool waterfall, using lidar both at home and in the field.
I took a trip back to the area around the arch and ended up with a surreal experience that cemented this as one of the more legendary places in my travels.
After taking 4 failed trips to get under the arch and a better picture, I finally got serious. And I finally got success.
Updated Google Earth images gave me an updated impetus to venture back to Huckleberry Creek.
I stumbled across a rocky area on the map and decided to check it out. When I got there, I found much more than I expected.
I finally went to the largest waterfall on the North Umpqua River and it did not disappoint.