Tucked into the wilderness around Silverton, Oregon, Abiqua Falls thunders into a basalt-rock pool. Not an easy hike, a short but steep, rugged and rocky path leads to the base of this beauty. No less than five ropes await hikers after they bump down a passenger-cars-discouraged forestry trail.
Maui and Eric drove up from San Diego to elope here, having seen videos online. Eric’s sister and a friend joined them, and we all walked/slid/scrambled together to the waterfall. I had visited many times before over the years, and it was a blast to see them all gasp as they saw the waterfall for the first time. They all managed to carry clothing, bouquets, a pop up tent, and various extra belongings between them, even while holding on to ropes and tree trunks.
Their officiant, Anthony, joined us once everyone was dressed and ready. The group stood on the rocky shoreline as Maui and Eric exchanged vows with the sound of pouring water filling the air.
I love two adventurous souls having the wedding they dreamed of, and I’m so glad I got to join them on this amazing journey!
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