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A Quick Saturday Adventure

A Quick Saturday Adventure

on Dec 15, 2013

It’s amazing what you can find out in the woods if you just go a few feet off the road.  Saturday, Stalker and I decided to do just that.  We met up and headed off into the Clackamas Wilderness to find some adventure, some cool sights and scope out some potential future explorations.  We had no actual plan but found some really cool stuff just wandering around. Stalker and I had debated for a few days what we were going to do on Saturday.  There was the possibility that he might have to work and I had to be back to town around 2pm so our options were limited.  We eventually decided to just head out into the wilderness and drive around and stop when we found something interesting. Our journey took us out past Estacada to the Clackamas Wilderness.  We had decided on a general area and were both thinking pretty much the same thing.  We didn’t want to commit to a long hike but we wanted to have some fun and do some exploring. We got to Fish Creek Road (this has the trailhead to the Clackamas River Trail) and decided to start by following it to where the old road had been washed out and maybe take a little hike and explore the old road.  Before we got there we had to stop to get our first pictures of the day.  Across Fish Creek there was another stream that ran into it.  Normally, eh, not a big deal but this time the stream was frozen.  We were intrigued. We snapped a few pictures but really needed to get going to more interesting things.  We both wished that we could cross the creek and go exploring up the stream but that wasn’t really in the cards for this day.  We would have to come back at a later time. As we continued down the road we saw a couple more frozen streams and a few things up the hillside more that looked like they might be some sort of waterfall.  I think it was probably just small trickles of water that normally you wouldn’t notice, but once it is frozen it looks pretty spectacular. Soon we came...

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