Monday, August 10, 2009

Kiara Tackles the Trails #15 Lower Macleay and Waterfall Chronicles

Sunday was FULL! The kids and I headed to the gorge to hike in to a new waterfall - Elowah Falls. It was fantastic. We had a lot of fun playing near the falls in a big rocky area that had lots of adventure. Arrived home to find Ki chomping at the bit for her turn so we headed to Forest Park and did a little bit of Wildwood, but mostly the Lower Macleay trail along Balch Creek. It was named for an early Oregon homesteader who gained notoriety when he shot and killed his son-in-law. In 1859 he became the first man to be legally hanged. I love the old timey pictures like this one of these women (maybe one of them is the daughter of Balch?) where they look so stern!! They look so bad-ass :-)I need to hook up with a trail running group. I miss my TNT peeps.

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