Fall Creek Trail - November 28, 2009
Coordinator Gary and Nancy Waugaman, narration by Gary Waugaman
two days after Thanksgiving 2009 and six hikers head
into a brisk (mid-40’s) morning to hike the 4.7 mile
3rd segment of the Fall Creek Trail. Dexter
Reservoir was very pretty as we crossed over the
bridge on our journey to the trailhead. We dropped a
shuttle car at Road 1828 and started the hike at
Road 1833. No rain this day, but plenty of evidence
of recent rain. Fall Creek was as pretty as ever and
two of our group surprised 3 somewhat large deer
ambling down the trail ... they immediately took off
(the deer did). It’s amazing how agile deer can be
when they are properly motivated.
We found a soft, but damp, log for lunch by the creek.
After crossing the bridge over the Fall Creek near the end of our hike we had to scramble over a good sized tree that fell from the opposite side ... leaving a magnificent mass of splintered read heartwood to admire.
Roseburg Oregon Hiking Club