Thursday, June 6, 2013

Falls and such

...no, not that kind of fall, though if you know us it would be easy to think that. And yes there was a big fall from a mountain bike last week.

But these falls are waterfalls. Since the weather has turned warmer we have started to 
meander to areas beyond Bend. We went over "the pass" for the first time. Santiam Pass crosses the Cascades from the arid high desert of central Oregon on the East side to the rainy, greener, wetter climate on the West side.
We drove over to take a hike on the McKenzie River Trail on the Sahalie and Koosah Falls. One guidebook described this area as a little slice of New Zealand. Not sure about that, but it was green damp and mossy. 

Fish Lake

Long and winding road...

McKenzie river, spray of falls

Sahalie Falls

Sahalie Falls


McKenzie River


video

Koosah Falls

Rainbow in the spray

Narrow bridge over the river

Mt Washington

And no blog post is complete until there are some photos of our sweet boy.


tsk and Scruffy, next door neighbor
....and some of the wildlife that we have...

Bunnies and squirrels

lizards!

Quail

3 comments:

  1. Great pictures again. Always love seeing them.

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  2. Absolutely stunning pictures. You are very talented. I really hope that I have the opportunity to visit New Zealand one day. Until then, I guess I'll need to enjoy it from your photos. Thank you!

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    1. Oregon? I've never been there either :) I got distracted by the pictures. So beautiful!

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