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.
at play in magical happyland
lower Soda Creek Falls
The gnome girl is happy in the woods!
Lower Soda Creek falls
frosty freeze
Frosty stairs coming from the top of Majestic Falls
Majestic Falls in McDowell Creek Park
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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