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A Morning at Watson Falls

A short early morning hike led to this great view of Watson Falls in the North Umpqua River basin. The falls hurtle over a cathedral amphitheater wall of basalt, crashing into a long talus slope covered in moss and vine maple. The falls plunge over enough of an overhang that occasional gusts of wind can toss the water sideways or upwards in rare cases (usually later in the summer when there is less water in the creek). Watson Falls drops 272 feet and is the 3rd tallest waterfall in Oregon.

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