My first visit to Silver Falls State Park was with my wife shortly after we moved from San Francisco to Oregon. It was our anniversary and I packed a picnic lunch full of artisan meats, cheeses, and breads to celebrate. We hiked halfway around the loop and it started to rain. Looking back, it should have seemed obvious but what did I know. I had just moved from California. Winter was over in May, right? We arrived back at the car drenched and bailed for home to have the picnic on the living room floor. There is still a photo in our living room of us soaked and smiling in front of a waterfall somewhere on that hike.