Oregon Road Trip: Opal Creek

by Rainbow Bobbins

Matthew and I headed to Opal Creek a few weeks ago. Sweet little aquatic gem. Easy hike, swimming paradise (got one on hearst), and a loop trail through some old mining detritus. We wrapped it up with dinner at Elmer’s in Salem – they have quite the kincaid collection. Some pics:

On the way to the swim hole...

On the way to the swim hole...

Some dying trees

Some dying trees

Sweet little swim spot with waterfall in the background - opal creek

Sweet little swim spot with waterfall in the background - opal creek

Walk like ya ride a horse - this here is jawbone flats -- ol mining hole

Walk like ya ride a horse - this here is jawbone flats -- ol mining hole

There are a lot of neat old metal things at jawbone flats that have a cool patina

There are a lot of neat old metal things at jawbone flats that have a cool patina

Knob on an old fire truck

Knob on an old fire truck

Elmer's - home of obscenely large omlets and lots o tom kincaid prints

Elmer's - home of obscenely large omelets and lots o tom kincaid prints

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