Kentucky Falls Trifecta

Kentucky Falls Trifecta

Located deep in a remote part of the Siuslaw National Forest in Oregon’s Coast Range, is a trail that offers a trifecta for waterfall chasers. Three beautiful falls on one moderate 4.4 mile in-and-out hike that descends 800 feet to the bottom of a canyon and the...

For Pure Solitude, Ice Cap is Just the Ticket

An aqua blue pool forms under some falls along the McKenzie River Trail. After a very loud and very late 4th of July celebration, thanks to the Eugene Emeralds’ 20-inning baseball game a mile from our home that pushed their annual fireworks show start time to...

A Glorious Day in the Cascades

With a stretch of amazing weather underway in Oregon, I set off yesterday to do what I like best, to explore some of the finest landscapes available anywhere, and to attempt to photograph and captureĀ  them. Lower Proxy Falls in Oregon’s Three Sisters...

Memories of Dad on Father’s Day

Three generations of the Roth family: Roy D. Roth, David F. Roth, and Luke S. Roth From my experience, there has been no greater gift than fatherhood. It’s been the most important responsibility I’ve ever taken on, and the most rewarding. It’s a job...

Hiking + Photography = Perfect Combo

Spirit Falls in Oregon’s Umpqua National Forest. Photo taken on June 14, 2017 Hiking has become pretty much a personal core value. Since I retired from a career in teaching and coaching six years ago, I have found that hiking is the key to my personal best self....