Deep into the wooded forests of Central Oregon is a trail that will put you in the midst of the purest blue glacial waters.

Koosah and Sahalie Falls cascade down the lava rock, their mist cooling off your skin during the height of summer.

This is the McKenzie.

I take the time to see the turbulent nature of the river from beneath the river’s surface. Oxygenated bubbles race in crazy circles, bouncing from stone to stone as they are tossed downstream.

Soft moss lines the trees along the river bank, and when a rest is needed, you can find comfort as you lean back against the softness of a mossy tree.

Twenty six miles from start to finish, whether you complete the entire section or only a portion, the McKenzie trail will not disappoint.

Wench, bring my ale, what say you?

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