Natural Bridges Falls, Oregon and Avenue of the boulders Oregon
Wild and Scenic Rogue River, Oregon
One of the nature’s many wonders is found at the Natural Bridge. The Wild & Scenic Rogue River disappears into a hole in volcanic rock, and emerges some 200ft downstream. I traveled there to take pictures and hike the wonderful easy trails. This picture below is the bridge that leads to Prospect after Union Creek.
The Avenue of the Boulders is located on Mill Creek Drive, the scenic road that parallels Hwy 62 into the quaint town of prospect. At this location the Rogue River drops 75ft and creates truly spectacular water scenery as the water flows down and around these magnificent boulders.
The picture below I took from the bridge off to the right side as I jumped out quickly to avoid any cars to hit ours. We literally stopped in the road.
Living in Oregon I love it and to share with everyone the beauty and natural places through my photography. My mom wanted to go hiking or see the sights not sure which but she wanted out of the house. How fun is it to go an hour east or north etc and you get to see all this beautiful places. This particular day was very sunny and my photos were taken at angles that limit me to try and get the best angle from where I was. Sadly I didn’t get the best but only a few.
Out of the rock
It’s so hard to believe when you are standing above the inlet and watch the Rogue River vanish. The river actually flows into an ancient lava tube, or a natural bridge, taking some 35 seconds to travel 200ft to reach the tube’s outlet.
These small openings hint of the turbulent nature of hidden river below. At its peak, approximately 335,000 gallons of water rush from the Natural Bridge each minute at a speed of 6ft per second. Not only it’s fast, but also very cold.
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As you can see this is where the Cave so it’s called is a side of one way to see it. If you see the wooden post across the end of the picture then you’ll see how hard it is to move in a good spot without shadows even with my flash on.