This beautiful drainage is in the the extreme SE corner of the proposed Devil's Staircase wilderness, just north of Scottsburg (along Hwy 38). It appears to be more moist in the riparian zone and dryer higher up than compared to the Wassen Creek drainage to the north. There is a little devil's club along this creek and a lot of poison oak higher up in sunnier areas. We've seen neither of these anywhere in our exploring of Wassen Creek. Taken March 27, 2009.