I dry camped overnight in Silver Falls State Park south of Silverton. The plan was to hike a trail that went past ten waterfalls within the park. However, it rained all night, and into the following morning.
It turned into just one waterfall on a short hike to 65ft Upper North Falls. A few good photos, then back to Tardis and out of the rain. At least, I was able to dump the waste tanks and refill the fresh water.
A few more miles got me to Silverton, where I had lunch and the weather cleared. So, I walked around town to see some of the cafés, galleries, shops and 18 murals. It was a nice mountain town, with a less touristy feel than Sisters.
On my way out, I went by Oregon’s oldest covered bridge on Gallon House Rd; and still in use. Then, it was off to Salem to visit a cousin. I had spent the previous day locating the land where some ancestors had homesteaded back in the 1840s, after they crossed on the Oregon Trail.
Camp: Silver Falls SP
Scene: Waterfall, murals, covered bridge