Posts tagged scio
Guest photographer Tom Miller took today’s lovely image of Gilkey Bridge, also known as Thomas Creek Bridge, which span Thomas Creek near Scio. It was built in 1939, and looks quite a bit like the Jordan Bridge here in Stayton. Very pretty. Thanks, Tom!
Guest photographer Tom Miller sent in these two lovely photos (click on the thumbnail at right to see the other one full size) of the Larwood Covered Bridge, which spans Crabtree Creek near Scio. Just a bit to the right of where these photos were taken is where the Roaring River flows into the creek, which is a geographical anomaly and pretty cool to see.
Guest photographer Jim Mullholand (formerly known as Jim M — the mysterious M has been unmasked! ) took today’s photo, of a rather cool looking building. His description:
This photo tells us we are on Hwy 226, 3 miles from Scio and 5 miles from Crabtree. The unknown story is the building in the photo. If these treasures of the backroads could speak, they would have some very interesting stories to tell.
What a great find. Thanks, Jim!
Guest photographer Jon Goodman sent in another photo today, this time of a caboose which resides next to the Scio Historical Society building in nearby Scio. I thought about making caboose-related puns, but then decided to be nice and spare the general populace. It would just end up badly, anyway.
Oh, wait… end… yeah, never mind.
Thanks to Jon, as always, and to all the guest photographers who send in photos. Y’all rock big time, and I appreciate it very much.
Photo is copyright © Jon Goodman. All rights reserved. Do not copy or reproduce in any way without permission of photographer.
According to the Travel Oregon web site, the Roaring River near Scio is the only river to flow into a creek instead of the other way around. The photo above is just after the river and the creek, Crabtree Creek, come together.
This rather spiffy geological oddity sits right next to the Larwood covered bridge. I took several photos of the water the day I was there. I discovered I really like taking pictures of flowing water. It’s all my friend Steve’s fault.
I have a brief video of the area, showing where the creek and river merge and the nearby covered bridge. It’s about 20 seconds long.
Click on the thumbnails below to see more wet and wild water:
The weather ’round here has been rather wet, so with the exception of yesterday’s photo, I haven’t been able to get out much to take pictures. Today’s photo is one more from my recent trip around the Scio area (see my shots of the Shimanek and Larwood covered bridges, plus a tree in a foggy farm field).
This farm sits right next to the Shimanek Bridge, and has all kinds of buildings and old farm equipment, not to mention those awesome trees which curve up and over the scene.
My friend Steve has a very cool photo of of an old wagon from the farm. Be sure to check it out.
The Larwood covered bridge is another covered bridge outside of nearby Scio (see also: the Shimanek Bridge from yesterday’s post). Built in 1939, it spans Crabtree Creek, right near where it merges with the Roaring River. There’s a small park next to the bridge with picnic benches and BBQ grills. It’s a beautiful area.
For more information about the bridge, please visit:
Click here to view a very brief video of the bridge and surrounding area, as shakily taken by me.
The site of the bridge has had five iterations, possibly dating as far back as 1861 (Oregon.gov has a Acrobat PDF on the bridge’s history). This most recent version was built in 1966, and is one of the newer covered bridges in Oregon.
The bridge is located on Richardson Gap Rd., and spans Thomas Creek.
Tomorrow I’ll be posting a photo (or two) of another covered bridge, Larwood Bridge, which resides not far from Shimanek.
It’s fair and carnival season again. The above photo was taken in Scio a few years ago, at the Linn County Lamb & Wool Fair.
I personally don’t ride carnival rides (they make me ill), but I do like the ferris wheel… they’re great to take pictures from. Look for a few such photos over the course of the summer, as well as other carnival/fair themed photos.