Hikes in the Archie Creek Fire area of the North Umpqua River
With the trails reopening Diana and Connie went on post fire hike to Fall Creek Falls and Susan Creek Falls. Fall Creek Trail bridge is replaced. The view is of the charred remains of the high intensity fire. There is lush undergrowth and seedlings sprouting with the falls as lovely as ever.
At Susan Creek trail live green tree crowns show the lower intensity fire. Many flowers and shrubs are thriving. The area of the falls looks like a disaster with fallen trees. The bridge across the creek is gone.
Both areas are so open with no shade on the creeks. Time will heal. Go visit and give our beloved places some love. Diana