Freedom and Liberty

Freedom and Liberty
I travel in Freedom but sleep in the security of Liberty (not only on the road, but in this amazing country of ours)

Saturday, April 18, 2015

A Waterfall, A Stream and 3 Cold Sisters

Location: Descutes County RV Park (el 3,000 ft); Redmond, Oregon

(click pictures to enlarge)
(all pictures taken with Nokia Lumia 929 Cell Phone)

I headed out yesterday morning and drove towards the three sisters. There was a couple of waterfalls I had heard about over in that direction and wanted to see for myself. 
The tallest mountains are the Three Sisters. All three are Stratovolcanoes. The one on the right is called North Sister and she is the oldest. The other two are called Middle Sister and South Sister. 

Almost all of the Cascade Range is made up of volcanoes or the remnant of older, extinct ones. Not all of them look like the Three Sisters which are stratovolcanoes. There are three types of volcanoes; stratovolcanoes, shield volcanoes and cinder cone volcanoes. The strato's are the highest and most explosive. Mount St. Helen's was a Stratovolcano and we all saw what happened when it got mad. The other two volcanoes produce lots of lava but is not as explosive. Supposedly, these and other volcanoes are located at points where one continental plates is being "subducted" (going under) another continental plate. Extinct volcanoes are where the junction of the plate has moved. 

The main reason for my day trip was to see Sahalie and Koosah Waterfalls. 
Sahalie Waterfall

Following the water downstream to the next waterfall

The path alongside the stream

Mini-waterfalls along the way

If you fall into these cold and rapid waters, you're in trouble.

The beginning of Koosah Waterfall

The larger and deeper part is still downstream but I couldn't find a good spot to get a picture.

Bingo!!!!... A "thinking bench" in the middle of the woods. :)
The waterfalls and stream was well worth the trip. The walking distance between the two falls is about 1/2 miles with a pretty good elevation drop. Someone has built many stairs along the path. It was a good trip.

Tomorrow is moving day. I'll be heading farther south, close to Klamath Falls. The weather on Monday seems to be right for a trip to Crater Lake. We will see. 

Ya'll take care of each other. I'll Cya down the road.


3 comments:

  1. I hope you have a perfect day for Crater Lake

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  2. Mt. Hood & the 3 Sisters have a lot more snow on them than they did in Sept. Just beautiful! There is a town called Sisters we visited close to the mountains that had lots of little shops and restaurants. The entire town has flower gardens and hanging pots everywhere. I can't want to see your pics of Crater Lake! Enjoy your time in Oregon - my favorite vacation destination. Buy all your supplies while you're there - no sales tax - another big bonus!

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