We headed down the old road from the viewpoint.
Lots of ferns growing off of the trees.
We reached the first of several old cars that were dumped here a long time ago. We also noticed a kids' bike up in the tree. How the heck did THAT get up there?
Greg descended the hill (way steeper than it looks here) to go look around.
A little further down the road was an old VW beetle. The slope wasn't as steep here so we both went down the hill this time.
Nearby was something red. I couldn't determine what this used to be.
We made our back to the road and continued on.
Where a creek gurgled out of a culvert the road continued down the hill past an old rusty gate.
We turned right onto a very old roadbed, heading east towards Crown Point.
We reached the site of what I'm guessing is an old homestead. There were all sorts of interesting things here.
Bamboo! I'm guessing the owners of the home planted this here many years ago since bamboo is not native to Oregon.
We were now much closer to Crown Point than to Chanticleer Point. We considered continuing to see if the old roadbed would take us back to the historic highway, but since it wasn't on our GPS we didn't want to end up at some dead end. So we retraced out steps. Does anyone know where this goes?
This was a great trek for winter because it's easier to see this stuff when the foliage isn't leafed out. Plus it's something fun and interesting to do while waiting for spring. SPRING!! No more winter! So excited.
We headed over and did the Latourell Falls loop for a little more exercise before heading home. I was amazed at how many people were there. I counted more than 40 cars in the lot and along the road. The trail was as busy as Multnomah Falls. I've never seen this trail so incredibly busy!