Roaming at Steelhead Falls, Oregon
roam: verb - To move about without purpose or plan; to wander.
This is Steelhead Falls, one of my top favorite places in Central Oregon to visit in the summer. The dog can run for hours off leash, splashing into the cold river when he gets too hot, and besides the incredible waterfall and swimming hole, you can spend the whole day geeking out on plants. In the Great Basin, some of the most beautiful places (at least to me) are those where the steppe and water meet. Rivers are the lushest places around, and just 20 feet from the bank of this river, the sagebrush and juniper take over. There are tall, ancient cliffs here where ravens and bald eagles nest in safety. On this day, an osprey circled us multiple times before landing in a tree a little ways off. Central Oregon is good fishin’, for mankind and wildlife.
Posted on September 16, 2011, in Roaming and tagged beautiful, central oregon, high desert, landscape, naturalist, nature, outdoors, river, sagebrush, steelhead falls, steppe, wildlife. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.