Good question! Care to guess? Here's a hint, or fourteen hints to be exact.
(Since we just finished our time in Oregon I thought I'd revisit these particularly "cool" summer spots. Many of the links in this post are from the Northwest Waterfall Survey Website that thoroughly and enthusiastically lists, describes, maps, illustrates and rates all the waterfalls in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. So if you're a waterfall nut, check out their site.)
Sahalie and Koosah Falls are on the McKenzie River in the Northern Oregon Cascades, and are easy to find on Rt. 126, the McKenzie Highway, west of Sisters and Bend, OR. The McKenzie River is one of the most beautiful in Oregon and there's a beautiful trail between the two falls.
Tumelo Falls are also near Bend, OR. We saw an American Dipper fly out of the top of the falls as we watched from the overlook.
Salt Creek Falls are 27 miles southeast of Oakridge, OR, on the Willamette Highway, or Rt. 58. They boast a 286' drop and an overlook from above and below.
|Salt Creek Falls|
Clearwater, Whitehorse, Watson and Toketee Falls are all in the southern Oregon Cascades, on the N. Umpqua Highway, or Rt. 138, between Diamond Lake and Roseburg, OR. They're all exceptionally mossy and ferny.
The best known cascades (little "c") are probably those in the Columbia River Gorge. When in Oregon two years ago we visited Latourell, Wahkeena, Horsetail and the tallest of them all, Multnomah at a whopping 611 feet!
OK, geography lesson complete. Now we've passed out of watery Oregon and into dry, dry, dry California until Spring. What an amazing and abrupt change. But wait! There will be one more catch- up post about wild watery Oregon.