Communing With Giants in Jawbone Flats, Oregon
The dazzling blue-green waters of the Little North Santiam River and massively old trees guide your way to the hamlet of Jawbone Flats, Oregon. Once a miner's camp, this collection of rebuilt cabins serves as a jump-off point for hikes deeper in the Opal Creek Wilderness. You, however, don't have to go anywhere, as the rustic cabins and bunkhouses are available for rent. Walking the three miles to Jawbone Flats isn't difficult but you won't be able to take your hands off your camera and your eyes off cedars and Douglas firs that reach toward the sky. You might even be tempted to jump in the aquamarine waters of the river but remember: the water is cold!