The Wilson River comes out near Tillamook, so you need to start much further East for a chance at good photographs. The spot where I took this photo can't be reached on foot, but there are many places to put a boat in the water along Highway 6 (The Wilson River Highway)
The water around this spot was slow moving, making for an easier shot. Many of the other shots I took on this day wouldn't have been possible if someone else hadn't been manning the oars.
It's a cold day floating down the Wilson River in an Oregon winter. That's good for catching fish, difficult for steady hands and photographs. Around the right bend you come to spots that don't lose the shade of the trees and, like on this average wall of rock and moss, beauty can develop.