Elliott State Educational Forest

Golden and Silver Falls Field Trip

McKenzie Peters and Brandon Hanner admire Silver Falls near sunset after scaling muddy trail to viewpoint, April 21, 2018. Photograph By Bob Zybach.

The May 22, 2018 This field trip was hosted by Bob Mahaffey, whose family Tree Farm near Allegany was selected as 1988 Tree Farm of the Year for the Western US by the Society of American Foresters: a major national recognition of outstanding forest management. Field trip included discussion -- and brief stops -- at Rooke-Higgins County Park, the seasonal Mahaffy Ranch Pumpkin Patch, Nesika County Park, and Lockhart Bridge, with its interesting splash dam and land ownership history. Short hikes through old-growth trees to each of the Falls completed the field trip. David Gould and former Coos County Commissioner Gordon Ross, both descendants of pioneer Coos County families, assisted as knowledgeable field guides. Two versions of the Golden and Silver Falls Field Trip Handout are available: a PDF File: 9 pp. with active links and that can be directly printed; and a Word File: 9 pp. also with active links, and that can be edited and modified for future educational field trips.

Silver Falls GIF (looping), McKenzie Peters, NW Maps Co., April 21, 2018: http://www.orww.org/Elliott_Forest/Recreation/Golden-Silver_Falls/Peters_20180421_161411.gif

Silver Falls Video (4 sec.), McKenzie Peters, NW Maps Co., April 21, 2018: http://www.orww.org/Elliott_Forest/Recreation/Golden-Silver_Falls/Peters_20180421_161411.mp4

Itinerary and Readings Tour Map Mahaffy Ranch Pumpkin Patch, Allegany East Fork Millicoma Splash Dams 1965 History of State Parks
Upper Glenn Creek Valley, 1880-1959 Golden Falls Postcard, Front and Back, ca. 1930 Two Silver Falls Postcards, ca. 1930 Detail from Silver Falls Postcard, ca. 1930 Silver Falls, April 21, 2018

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