Saturday, August 08, 2015

Metolius River, Oregon

A few miles south of Camp Sherman:

The river's source, where it found its way out from under a volcanic eruption of Black Butte:

50 yards from the source:

A mile or two downstream, at Camp Sherman:


Jim Bouldin said...

Excellent! More of similar please :)

John said...

I nominate the North Fork of the Umpqua River, above and below the confluence of its tributary Steamboat Creek.

A ways upstream on Steamboat Creek, this time of year one find large pools filled with steelhead waiting for the fall rains to raise stream levels enough for them to get further upstream and finish their spawning. There are people who camp near these pools to discourage poachers.

I haven't kept track this year but the general lack of water may have prevented the Steamboat phenomenon.

John Puma

David Appell said...

John: As it happens, I also went on a vacation and stayed in a cabin on the North Fork of the Umpqua River, in 2013. About 10 miles past Roseburg. It is indeed a beautiful river, stunning even in places. I'll find an excuse to post some pictures.

Jim Bouldin said...

South Fork Umpqua ain't bad either.