We were so excited to head out for our first cabin retreat of the year at Silver Falls State Park in Oregon. It’s much like camping since you have to cook your food by a campfire and walk to bathroom facilities. But the cabins have heat and beds. I like to refer to it as “sissy camping”. We love it though.
Silver Falls State Park is gorgeous with 11 waterfalls that you can hike to. You can walk right beneath the waterfalls and it’s just amazing.
On the drive there we realized that we accidentally left Oliver’s backpack carrier behind. This concerned me a bit because I knew he wouldn’t want to hike the whole way and that I’d likely be carting him on my shoulders while hiking. But, ultimately it turned out okay.
We limited our hike to just 4 of the waterfalls. That equated to about a 3 hour hike. Then we relaxed at the lodge at the top. It’s a great place with a park area and a river. The weather was absolutely perfect. Not too hot, not too cold. The only complication with that was that there were a lot of people at the park hiking that day.
We spent 2 nights in cabin 3. The boys slept in bunk beds with Oliver on the bottom. This was our first trip where we didn’t put Oliver in a tent or a pack-and-play crib to sleep. We worried he would fall out of the bed in the middle of the night. We were correct. He did both nights. Suddenly we’d hear a loud thump and then we’d look up to see him pop right back up off the floor and crawl back into bed. No crying or anything. He didn’t even skip a beat. Moments later he was back to snoring. Amazing.
The only real mishap that happened on our trip was that we momentarily left our picnic table unattended and the crows ate all of our chips and bread. We had hot dogs with no buns and no chips that night. Lesson learned.
We will definitely return to Silver Falls. It is one of our favorite camping/cabining destinations in the Pacific NW.