We started this
hike very apprehensive about the weather, but most of us stayed fairly
dry until the very end of the hike. We actually saw sunshine briefly,
is easy walking. Much of it follows old logging roads, so that the
trail is wide and gentle.
We lunched near Bridge Creek, and returned to the Tillamook
Forest Visitor Center at Jones Creek.
to the Oregon Department of Forestry:
Forest Center offers indoor exhibits, picnic spots, and interpretive trails,
providing a great day's escape from paved-over city life. The Center features
a 40-foot tall replica of a fire lookout tower and a 250-foot-long pedestrian
suspension bridge across the Wilson River. Located in Oregon's Tillamook
State Forest, the facility is built in a landscape devastated by a series
of forest fires in the 1930s and 40s; the Center is designed to provide
visitors with their own personal knowledge of forests in general, the Tillamook
State Forest in particular, and about how our lives are connected with
and Marj Enburg led this hike/ramble for the Friends of Tryon Creek Daytrippers.
Thank you both!
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