Category : North Umpqua

Thunderbird Falls

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.

Upper Fall Creek Falls

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?

Ragged Ridge Wildflowers

I was snooping around looking for caves along Ragged Ridge and found a ton of flowers.

Steamboat Area Waterfalls

I waded into the forests up Steamboat Creek and found a pretty cool waterfall, using lidar both at home and in the field.

The Wolf of the Arch

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.

Under the Arch

After taking 4 failed trips to get under the arch and a better picture, I finally got serious.  And I finally got success.

Huckleberry Creek Falls

Updated Google Earth images gave me an updated impetus to venture back to Huckleberry Creek.

The Hidden Rock Arch of the North Umpqua

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.

Lemolo Falls

I finally went to the largest waterfall on the North Umpqua River and it did not disappoint.

Canton Creek Area

It had been many years since I had been up Canton Creek so on a whim, I took a left and headed up, looking for find something interesting.