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 animal 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 when ever I shined my light.  Finally I saw part of the ground lift up and realized it was ground squirrels making that bumping sound.  Eventually 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.

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