These pictures are from a couple of weeks ago at Niagara County Park.  This place is so incredibly beautiful.  There's a trail through the trees that follows the North Santiam and is home to mushrooms and mosses and lichens that will thrill you if you love the forest as I do.  The trail is just about half a mile and ends at an almost otherwordly-green mossy rock overlook of the gorgeous teal river.  And it seems there are more trails very nearby that go deep into parts of the Santiam Forest I've never been ... trails I will follow someday. 
by mlekoshi