Let’s just be clear, I’m not a super outdoors-y person. Now, that’s not to say that I don’t love exploring Oregon and all her beautiful nibs and bits, and nooks and crannies. I truly do, but you won’t find me at an REI stocking up on supplies for extreme hiking or running/jogging any marathons anytime soon. I pretty much adore the “hikes” that are meant for people under the age of, say, 6 years old. A leisurely stroll, if you will, where I can wear my flip-flops and dress for an espresso later in the day (ok, and maybe a cookie, too). You could consider this attitude a big fail or a big win depending on what camp you’re in – but I don’t really consider it at all, I just enjoy what I enjoy and post the images here on this space. Bam! Now you know my outdoor inclinations. 🙂
A couple weeks back (yeah, I know I’m really behind with posting!) the gang and I packed up for an overnighter in Jacksonville, Oregon (it’s about 10 minutes from Medford). If we were to drive south on Interstate 5 from Eugene straight to Jacksonville, it would only take us a few hours to get there, but this time we decided to take the scenic route (Hwy 138 through Umpqua National Forest – if you are planning a trip beware, it’s a HELLA twisty-turny road) and stop at a waterfall: Toketee Falls. So it took about 5+ hours to get to Jacksonville.
It had been quite a few years since I had been to Toketee – and I’m really glad we decided to stop on our way through.
And now, some images:
In case you’re in the market for some super comfy “hiking” shoes, these are my favorite! Don’t say I never did anything nice for you: