If you live in the Southern Oregon area and want to get out and enjoy an Autumn hike but don't like going uphill and downhill or prefer paved trails over dirt and mud, then Elk Creek Trail is your type of trail. The Elk Creek Trail just came into being last year and is an old paved road that parallels Elk Creek. Along the way you pass by various large meadows and groupings of trees. We hiked here last Spring and in late Autumn last year, but had not made it back in 2015. So we decided to spend part of a day enjoying the beautiful Autumn weather and seeing what improvements had been made to the area this past summer.
|Perfect Autumn weather for a hike!|
|The new bridge at the very beginning of the trail|
|The first side trail view of Elk Creek|
As we hiked along today we did see some Autumn color in the trees, but we would suspect that in another couple of weeks the colors will be much more prevalent. The various meadows have changed over to their Autumn colors already and Elk Creek is very low due to the lack of rainfall and snow this year.
|One of the large meadows along the Elk Creek trail|
|Those trees along the edge of the meadow are just starting to change into their Autumn attire.|
|A panoramic view of Elk Creek where we took out break|
|How can Katie love jumping into a creek but not love baths??|
|Someone is having a good day!|
Be sure to get out and enjoy this short colorful season of Autumn before it is gone.......take time to enjoy life!
Glenn & Carol