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Saturday, January 31, 2015

White River Falls

I saw an article about these falls in the Oregonian, and thought it sounded like a fun day trip, so Bill, Clover, and I headed out here last Sunday. The newspaper said the falls are on the east side of Mt. Hood and I was imagining the usual rugged falls at the end of a thick evergreen forest hike. But in fact I was surprised to discover that these falls are in the high desert east of Mt. Hood, and fall in several tiers through a butte. They were too difficult to photograph in the bright sun, so I came back today with Clover to try again. This time the weather was overcast and slightly foggy at the top of the falls, and it was also difficult to photograph.  I'm not planning to try a third time, but I would recommend the park as a nice day trip destination with picnic tables near the top of the falls and a nice little hike along the river at the bottom. The park is technically closed for the winter, but visitors park outside the gate and walk in. 

7 comments:

Giga said...

I love waterfalls and their noise. Regards.

TexWisGirl said...

how very pretty!

Felicia said...

beautiful waterfall.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

There's a really nice misty feel to this photo with those in the background hinting at more drama beyond. I like the detail in the rocks too.

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

We discovered the falls a few years back. They're so beautiful, as is their high desert surroundings. We've been back several times, but the falls are so hard to capture.. I've yet to be successful.
You captured them very well.. love the mist!

Linda W. said...

I visited these falls one spring day. Although very hard to capture in a photograph, I had fun trying. The old power plant and river below are interesting to explore.

Sketchbook Wandering said...

It is like a sacred space here, I have the illusion of a grotto...I do love the contrast of the "walls" and the rushing water...