Our January 1 weather was cold, but it didn’t stop 954 hikers from joining First Day Hikes at 29 Oregon State Parks.
Emigrant Springs hikers snowshoed along the old Oregon Trail. The snow was 3-4 feet deep.
70 hikers made the 2-mile trek on the OC and E Woods Line State Trail.
Hikers at Cape Lookout spotted gray whales, sea lions and a bald eagle.
High water at the north trailhead didn’t stymie the hike at Luckiamute Landing. More than 40 hikers trekked from the south trailhead.
Sunny and brisk at the Umpqua Lighthouse hike.
Park Ranger Steve Hernandez explained how geological forces formed Silver Falls.
First Day hikers at L.L. Stub Stewart made the 3-mile, round-trip hike to the highest point in the park.