So, I was headed toward Astoria, OR on Highway 30W. I had intended to go to the coast and pick up Hwy 101 heading to Canon Beach. I never made it that far. When I had passed Helen, OR I was cruising along looking for Fall color. Suddenly a break in the roadside folliage revealed a colorful, small bridge crossing some sort of stream. My interest was piqued. I found a turn off just a 100 yards or so further up the road which I took to see what was there. Viola! It was an entire hidden park, complete with asphalt path & benches that seemed to go on forever. I parked, grabbed my camera gear & started hiking toward that bridge. Here's what I discovered.
Imagine if I hadn't stopped!!!