The day before the Fourth of July, my wife, daughter and I headed out at 6:00 AM on the 75-mile, 100-minute drive from Albany
to the Drift Creek Falls Trailhead
— not too far from Lincoln City.
Unlike the amazing diversity of the Tahkenitch Dunes,
this 3.7-mile-roundtrip hike has only two real attractions: the 240-foot-long Drift Creek Falls Suspension Bridge,
more than 100 feet above the canyon floor, and the 66-foot Drift Creek Falls
itself. Each of the 28 photos in this album, except for one, has one or the other, or both, of these grand sights as the subject.