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29th July 2009
Andy Stahl
The Roseburg News-Review reported yesterday on the second group of hikers to spend an unplanned night in the Devil's Staircase. Read the article

Warning: Do not attempt to find the Devil's Staircase waterfall without an experienced guide. That means someone who has been there before and knows the route, such as it is, well.

Warning: Even with an experienced guide getting to the waterfall can easily become a two-day hike, or more if you twist an ankle.

Warning: There are no trails. The roads leading to this wild area are generally unsigned, unmarked and unmaintained.

Warning: The terrain is the steepest, most confusing, and most challenging that you have ever attempted.

Warning: GPS units generally do not function in the Devil's Staircase area due to canopy cover and ravines.

Warning: USGS topographic maps do not show all the ridges and ravines, not to mention the cliffs.

Warning: Devil's Staircase is a wilderness in the truest sense of the word -- it is wild.