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(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.
|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. :)|
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.