With the weather feeling very spring-y and warm lately, my good friend Heather and I planned to spend this last Sunday out in nature. We researched a couple new hiking spots and chose to drive south toward Salem. We found a great article about a hike east of Salem and up in the mountain called Opal Creek and decided to explore the trail.
The Opal Creek trail is an out and back with an optional loop to add a few miles. We chose to travel down the path for about 2.5 miles before turning back and took our time to enjoy all the green. It was a beautiful day and slightly overcast which really allowed for all the varieties of green to show off a bit.
It was the perfect way to spend a spring Sunday in Oregon.