The air is filled with the call of the woodpecker as the light drifts down thru the trees. The sun at about 11o’clock in the sky and the forest is coming alive with the sound of creatures looking for a little bit of lunch! The light falls on a touch of red and yellow as Lady Autumn paints her way into the forest.
Image taken in the Mill Creek Area, off of highway 62 in Prospect, Oregon.
“Mill Creek Falls is the centerpiece behind the Mill Creek Falls Scenic Area developed by Boise Cascade just outside of the small town of Prospect. The falls hurtle 173 feet into the Rogue River Gorge in an explosive manor, luring eagerly approaching visitors like a siren in the distance. Though Mill Creek does exhibit somewhat of a seasonal fluctuation of flow, the falls don’t change their appearance much at all, making this a good destination any time of the year.
Mill Creek Falls is located just outside the town of Prospect. Following Highway 62 south from Crater Lake, turn east on Mill Creek Road about 2/3 of a mile north of the Highway’s crossing of the Rogue River. Follow Mill Creek Road through town for 1 1/2 miles to the marked trailhead. The falls are seen after hiking slightly less than half a mile down the trail. The trail system does appear somewhat confusing, so follow what appears to be an old road if in doubt and listen for the sound of the falls.”
The town of Prospect was settled in 1882, so it is likely the falls were discovered around then, but it is not known by whom or when exactly. Early photographs of the falls were commonly taken from the bottom of the Rogue River canyon. Info from here
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