7/30/2008 - Cowpi and Bigdog did a 7 mile around trip hike in to the Opal Creek area where gigantic old-growth trees tower along the river.
pencil to fill out hike permit
old mine
Cowpi inspecting the rusting machinery of Merten Mill
bridge we had to cross to get to the old-growth trees
Sawmill Falls on Opal Creek
Photo by William Sullivan

stopped at Little North Fork of the Santiam River, this is where BigDog played when he was LittleDog 50 years ago
talking about our next hike