10.18.2013

wilhoit wild

 

Last Sunday after stopping at the produce stand, we decided to go exploring down a road we'd never been on.  (We love to do that.)  After a few turns and on a dead-end road, we found ourselves here, Wilhoit Springs, in Clackamas County.  There was a hydropathic spa and resort here from the 1870s to 1928.  Read about it here.  It sounds like it was a pretty interesting place.  No structures remain, but the land is absolutely gorgeous.  We followed a vague trail until it disappeared and then trekked back into the woods through mud, ferns, and firs as golden leaves fell through filtered sunbeams all around us.  Quite magical and wild, it was, with the sense of a lingering past.  

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