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Monday, June 12, 2017

Summer School ~ Alsea and Green Peak Falls

Alsea and Green Peak Falls Hike @ Mt. Hope Chronicles

Hike #9!

We hiked the Alsea Falls and Green Peak Falls Trail with a crew of 24. It was in the upper 50s and overcast, but that made for more lovely pictures. [grin]

Alsea and Green Peak Falls Hiking Crew @ Mt. Hope Chronicles

The above picture is Alsea Falls, which is close to the Alsea Falls Day-Use Area where we started. We then hiked to Green Peak Falls, which was more confusing that we expected. The trail was beautiful, though.

Alsea and Green Peak Falls Hikers @ Mt. Hope Chronicles

In our confusion, we ended up at this steep mud hill (much steeper than it looks), which may be a highlight for the kids.

Alsea and Green Peak Falls Mud Hill @ Mt. Hope Chronicles

So lush.

Alsea and Green Peak Falls Ferns @ Mt. Hope Chronicles

Climbing.

Alsea and Green Peak Falls Tree @ Mt. Hope Chronicles

More climbing.

Alsea and Green Peak Falls Tree Climbing @ Mt. Hope Chronicles

More beautiful trail.

Alsea and Green Peak Falls Trail @ Mt. Hope Chronicles

And (hallelujah, we were on the right trail) the beautiful Green Peak Falls. And Levi drama.

Alsea and Green Peak Falls GP @ Mt. Hope Chronicles

This is the steep trail up to the top of the falls. [I noticed smudges on my camera lens at the end of the hike. My poor camera takes so much abuse. It was swinging around my neck as I hauled myself up this trail using the rope. But smudged pictures are better than no pictures.]

Alsea and Green Peak Falls Rope Climbing @ Mt. Hope Chronicles

A closer view of Levi.

Alsea and Green Peak Falls Drama @ Mt. Hope Chronicles

Wildlife.

Alsea and Green Peak Falls Wildlife @ Mt. Hope Chronicles

More climbing.

Alsea and Green Peak Climbing the Falls @ Mt. Hope Chronicles

More climbing.

Alsea and Green Peak Falls Hike Up @ Mt. Hope Chronicles

The view from the top of the falls.

Alsea and Green Peak Falls Top View @ Mt. Hope Chronicles

I don’t know if these kids know how lucky they are.

Alsea and Green Peak Falls Luke @ Mt. Hope Chronicles

3 comments:

Jill Foley said...

This is just beautiful!

Shannon said...

So stunning! Most people would have to go to a tropical destination for these kind of views!

Clarence Valley Home Education said...

Lush indeed!!