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    Big Trees Make Rain

    A few friends and I headed down to the Umpqua National Forest for some warmer temps, and some guaranteed sunshine.

    We were right, but failed to consider the low snow levels, that turned the forest canopy into a slowly melting rain shower. We got a little wet, but it was worth it to explore remote, un-familiar terrain.

    Our journey took us to Kantelia creek. It was hard to find, as its not shown on most maps, but we ran into a local, and he gave us directions.

    We found the trailhead, and confirmed the trail was open


    The trail started out mellow, a good warmup.






    It started getting rough




    The forest was covered in moss and lichen






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    We had heard rumors of Kantelia falls, but no one in the group had ever seen them. Chris was worried we'd get lost, and wanted to turn around and go home.


    The rest of us refused to succumb to our fears, and we forced Chris to lead, to prove he wasn't a mama's boy.


    The last stretches of trail became dangerous. Snow melt was dripping off the trees, and the rocks above us. The trail almost disapears.




    Our efforts paid off. We found the falls.




    Another fine day here in Oregon
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    Very nice Sas! Looks like a good time was had in your crew. I'll have to tell you of our epic weekend when I see you Wednesday.

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    Awesomeness!

    Now we know where there's ANOTHER trail that goes behind a waterfall. Please include me next time y'all head down thataway, Sas.

    Looks like plenty fun.

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    Great Pics...

    It's always nice to be able to look back at the day. Thanks for takin' the time to get all the good shots! You really can't tell how much water was coming out of the trees in most of those. Up near the falls it was raining good, and cold, as the frost/ice from the night before melted under the sun. Excellent!

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    Beautiful. Thanks for the pictures Matt.

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    We were what where when???

    I gotta start paying more attention to where we're going and not just going for the ride. Are you sure our trail pass was valid at Katatonic Falls trail head?

    chris

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    Big Trees = Rain!

    Sasquatch:
    Looks nice to me. Never felt cold. In fact that "rain" was downright refreshing!

    More tonight!

    Rockhound

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