Sunday we explored the rivers around our campground. The Blue River and the McKenzie. We got a late start, after lunch really, so we didn't go far. No need to go far with such beautiful scenery all around us. We found access to the Blue right down from our campground, over a small bridge. There was a nice stoney beach below the bridge and we loved being right at the water's edge. Like a little boy, Dave threw sticks into the fast moving water and watched them race away downstream.
The water rioted along, so clear, so cold, so swift. We waited for a raft we thought we saw put in above us, but it didn't come by...too bad. Maybe they chickened out! I wouldn't blame them. It was a sunny, coolish day, but the water was very very cold, brrrr.
Back in the car, we drove in the other direction and we came to another bridge. This one was covered!
We left the Blue River and went looking for the nearby Tokatee Golf Club, just in case....It is a beautiful open course with spectacular views of the Sisters (snow covered peaks). We didn't play, but filed it away for future reference. I know its hard to believe, but even on a year's trip, I'm still complaining about not having enough time to do everything we want!
|entrance road to Tokatee Golf Club|
We turned right out of the Golf Club's driveway and headed for Blue River Reservoir. It was a beautiful drive, up through deep, dark forests, carpeted with ferns and moss. We saw signs that warned us of a one lane road ahead, drive slow, broken pavement, and the like.