Images taken 2000.
Hot springs along the Umpqua River. Soon after these springs, I headed up a lonely gravel road over the mountains to Oakridge, OR. Often camping by myself in the woods I have never been bothered by bears or wild animals.
I also realize that
attacks are rare, but it is still spooky to hear bumping sounds outside
my tent. I kept hearing the thumping, but couldn't see anything
ever I shined my light. Finally I saw part of the ground lift up
and realized it was ground squirrels making that bumping sound.
they quieted down and I finally got a good nights sleep.
Old wooden pen stock still in use along the Umpqua River. It feeds a small powerhouse.