Three Sisters Wilderness

This area of the Three Sisters Wilderness lies between 1,800 to 3,300 feet in elevation and is home of a old growth forest of Douglas Fir nestled in a steep-sided canyon. There’s an abundance of precipitation throughout the year, creating large stream flow and waterfalls. Although there weren’t any named waterfalls on this trail, we saw a few perennial and intermittent streams flowing into the East Fork South Fork McKenzie River.

As a naturalist, there’s a lot to discover in these old-growth forests, from the massive Douglas firs and red cedars that were saplings during the time of Leif Eriksson[3. That’s one thousand years ago!], to the tiny world among the duff.

To read more, visit The Wilds Project.

East Fork South Fork McKenzie River

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