Hiking in the Willamette National Forest

Memorial Day Weekend: warm weather and a beautiful day to hike. We took a 2 hour stroll along the Middle Fork of the Willamette River, below Diamond Peak. The hike was mostly level and shady, which was perfect for an 80 degree day.

We were making our second attempt to reach the Diamond Peak trailhead via our car, but three weeks ago snow blocked the road from the north, and now snow again blocked our path coming from the southwest. Guess we’ll need to try again in another month or so. We got so tantalizing close!

At the point we got stopped, there was a large tree that we squeaked through, but only got another hundred yards up the road when the snow stopped us. So that was our lunch spot. There was a beautiful waterfall and view of the valley below. Not a bad place for lunch, eh?

Happy trails!