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Latourell Falls

This weekend I ventured out to explore Upper and Lower Latourell Falls, Oregon. It was amazing to see such an impressive display of columnar basalt. The tall cliffs of the lower falls are covered in a vibrant yellow lichen which towers overhead. The water pours off the ledge above crashing down to a small pool and creek below creating a large amount of mist. The mist made shooting from some angles difficult and in some cases impossible. The upper falls are smaller than the lower falls but still definitely cool to check out too. After an afternoon hiking around, and in one case after I slipped on a rock, in the creeks and falls, I left very wet and muddy. It's not a true Pacific Northwest hike if you don't at least get a little wet or muddy though!

Lower Latourell Falls, Oregon Columnar basalt waterfall in the forest 

Lower Latourell Falls, Oregon Columnar basalt waterfall in the forest 

Muddy and wet under a columnar basalt waterfall in the forest at Lower Latourell Falls, Oregon

Muddy and wet under a columnar basalt waterfall in the forest at Lower Latourell Falls, Oregon

Bridge and trail next to Upper Latourell Falls, Oregon

Bridge and trail next to Upper Latourell Falls, Oregon