The first time I had ever been to Opal Creek Wilderness was on World-wide Pinhole Day, April 28th. I have now been there 3 times and want to go back again and again. The green of the water just draws me in. The wilderness area is off hwy 22, east of Salem, Oregon, and only about a 90-minute drive from my home.
The hike is not difficult, but walking on the rocky floor wreaks havoc with the soles of the feet. Even with good boots and inserts, I must ice the soles when I get home. The loop is about 8 miles long and worth every mile to do the whole thing. The weather on this second trip was hot and we got a bit dehydrated. Luckily the women working at the old mining camp, Jaw Bone Flats, let us into the dining hall where we filled our water bottles for the 4 mile hike out.
So today I am showing some more pinhole photos I took on trip 2. The photos from trip 3 are not back from the lab yet, but when they are I will share them.
(all photos were taken with my Zero Image pinhole camera and long exposures)