Wednesday, December 19, 2007
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.
Posted by Lilli & Nevada at 10:28 PM