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Date:  May 23, 2002

Location  Tumble Ridge Trail

Where:  Detroit Ranger District, Willamette National Forest


 Tumble Ridge Trail is a favorite of both John and I. We have done it many times over the years. The good amount of elevation gain always insures a great workout. Hiking along Tumble Creek is always pleasant and on this trip right away we spotted flowering Wild Strawberry, Wood Violet, and Oregon Grape. John has been on this trail twice already this season and was aware of all the down trees across the trail, 43 groups in all.

We ran into solid snow by the time we reached Margie Dunham Spring area at 3900', but trudged on up untill we reached a bar patch of rock at Coyote Point. This is a name I gave this rocky point a couple of years ago as we have always found Coyote scat here. It was clear of snow and we sat down in the warm sunshine to enjoy our lunch, the high point of every hike.

John inspecting a windfall

John in the meadow at Margie Dunham Spring

Jim lunching at Coyote Point

Tumble Rock & Elephant Rock
Tumble Falls with Sardine Mt in the background
Detroit Lake