In May of ’09, we took a trip up the McKenzie River to visit with Jeremiah Osborne-Gowey and his family and hit some waterfalls.

The first fall we hit was Sahalie Falls, which measures in at around 73 feet.  It being May, the water was at peak levels.  But, with a hefty snowfall that year, the water was a bit higher than usual.  On top of that, it snowed a couple inches earlier that week and the temperature was in the low-70’s the day we visited.  This resulted in a mass snowmelt, which caused the water to not only be rolling quite high, but also look quite sudsy.


The white speck on the right is people on the trail.  If you see any other pictures of this waterfall, they’ll almost always be from this spot.  There is supposedly a trail leading behind Sahalie, but it’s pretty sketchy.  I’ll make sure to check it out next time.


These are similar, but show different water effects.


I used to hate this picture only because, for one reason or another, it was a just miss.  I’ve since learned to enjoy the good qualities while using the negative qualities to remind me I have a long ways to go on the endless journey to improvement.


Here’s some video from that day.

The rest of these pictures were taken above Sahalie Falls.


This was heading to the NO folder as I was sorting the pictures until a wise voice from over my shoulder said that it was better than I thought.  It has been cropped just slightly along the bottom.


One’s perspective makes all the difference in the world.  While taking these two pictures, I was certain this would be better than the prior one.


These look somewhat frozen.


Violence.  It kinda looks like it was taken while rewinding.


Some people like the silky smooth, long exposure effects.  I prefer the individual water droplets.


There’s a very marbled look to the water due to the swirling.


After this, we headed a ½-mile down the trail to Koosah Falls, which is around 65 feet tall.  (Both falls felt bigger due to the water level.)


You could feel the fall rumble from where this was taken, probably due to the volcanic rock which encompasses the entire area.