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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Benham Falls

First off i would like to thank you all for the kind words of the loss of loved. It is never a good time to loose anyone, but seems more difficult this time of the yr. So again thank you.

Anyway here are those photos i promised from the continuation of our drive this past weekend.

Of the three major waterfalls on the Deschutes River near Bend, Benham Falls is the only one easily and readily visible to visitors. Here, the Deschutes stairsteps over a series of small ledges as it flumes through a gorge. Unlike nearby Lava Island and Dillon Falls, Benham Falls isn’t surrounded by lava flows, but rather long-needle pine forest, which give the scene a much different feel than it’s downstream siblings. Benham has been cited as being the largest waterfall on the Deschutes River – a claim that may or may not stand up to testing. The vertical drop of the main falls here is likely in the vicinity of 20 feet, with what appeared to be either another significant drop a short distance downstream, or, like Dillon Falls, a long string of violent rapids following the falls.

It is so nice to have a nice walk way .
This winds down to a look out were you can see the falls. As you can see a bit of snow on the walk way.
We then went back on the trail and went to the left were we were able to get different view of the falls.I think we will have to come back here in the summer time when it is a bit warmer. It was not that bad as far as being too cold.. But when the wind came up it felt like it was minus degrees.

Our next stop will be Besson A day use area that is also very nice. that will be my next post.


Ida said...

My condolences to all of you.

More beautiful photos from a nice place. :)
Thank you for sharing.

Middle Ditch said...

Those pictures are amazing. So wild and beautiful. I'll be back and view some more.

quintarantino said...

Loved the opening with the teddy bear...
As for the walk in the woods and those waterfalls, I guess it must be very nice but a bit freezing.
So I think your idea of returning on Summer is a real good one.

Andrea said...

Beautiful, just beautiful.

Sorry about the loss of your sister in law. My prayers are with your family.

pb said...

What a lovely, Christmassy walk. You are right about going back in summer. Areas such as ours are so different with each season.

Aren't we lucky to live in such a wonderfully diverse country?

Very Happy Holidays to you.

RuneE said...

Much better for all us than the vacuum-cleaner! The first and second one are my favourites - roads with rails into the picture gives perspective!


madretz said...

I'm so impressed that you guys went out on this hike during such cold weather. I don't like venturing out when it's raining, much less below freezing. These pics are beautiful. The ice that's formed along the banks of the falls is amazing.

Dave said...

Those are amazing photos! Reminds me of the cross country meets in Oregon. Thaks for the reminder.

Sandy Carlson said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you on the passing of your sister-in law. Peace.

These are marvelous photos. I really love the contrast. They are works of abstract art.

Ex-Shammickite said...

Lovely views of a rough and rugged area, I'd love to visit one day!

imac said...

Thinking of you and family at your loss.

Such nice photos wild and yet so beautfu.

come and see the 2 pathways of life.

dot said...

Looks like a nice place for a picnic also (in the summer!).