McDowell Creek County Park and Soda Creek Falls

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McDowell Creek County Park and Soda Creek Falls

Post by beebonnet » January 21st, 2013, 9:32 pm

Took a nice little two-fer hike with the Obsidians last week to McDowell Creek County Park in Linn County (near Sweet Home). It was frosty and a bit icy on the many stairsteps on the trail to the falls, but a gorgeous day with beautiful falls to ogle. Both hikes are shorties and easily done in the same day. We hiked in McDowell Creek first, then had a festive mexican lunch in Sweet Home and hit the Soda Creek trail in the afternoon.
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at play in magical happyland
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lower Soda Creek Falls
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The gnome girl is happy in the woods!
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Lower Soda Creek falls
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frosty freeze
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Frosty stairs coming from the top of Majestic Falls
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Majestic Falls in McDowell Creek Park
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Royal Terrace Falls in McDowell Creek Park
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Re: McDowell Creek County Park and Soda Creek Falls

Post by Rustygoat » January 22nd, 2013, 9:55 am

Nice flow on Soda Creek. I was there a couple of years ago at the end of the summer and it was hardly flowing. Next time I'll have to get down there when it's wetter out. I was just at McDowell Creek County Park last November, I should have gone to Soda Creek too. McDowell is a neat little park with some nice trails and waterfalls. Thanks for sharing your pictures. :)
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Re: McDowell Creek County Park and Soda Creek Falls

Post by BrianEdwards » January 22nd, 2013, 12:24 pm

Nice trip. Good to see some waterfalls flowing right now.
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