Dunlop Meadows (Southern Oregon) 28-Apr-2019

Dunlop Meadows are two large meadows in the South Fork – Little Butte Creek drainage, southeast of Dead Indian Soda Springs, and overlooking the South Fork Canyon. My recent exploration of the Soda Springs Trail (USFS #1009) was supposed to include a detour to see the Meadows (USFS #1006) but my enthusiasm faded before I could get that far. The bears might also have had something to do with my foregoing the meadows that day. But today was a new day and I still wanted to see the meadows and the old cabin supposedly sitting in one of them. So, with The LovedOne still busy with Comic Con, I headed out to see the meadows, hoping the bears were now back in Ashland where they belong instead of roaming the woods scaring people. o_O

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Boulder Creek Wilderness (Oregon) 22-Feb-2016

Pine Bench Boulder Creek Wilderness Oregon

As part of our continuing project to hike (even just a little) in all of Oregon’s 47 wilderness areas (less the two that are aquatic), we took a drive north to the Boulder Creek Wilderness on the North Fork of the Umpqua River. It’s one of the few official wilderness areas that’s snow-free in winter. It’s about a 2.5 hour drive for us but we did get to see Mount Thielsen with a full snow cover on our way to the trailhead.

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