**UPDATE: Please read**
Thank you to @julieyoopdx for supplying the following information: There are supposed to be signs prohibiting access below the viewing platform, which is where I took the first shot. These signs have been illegally removed. I will personally add that the access point used (and there are more than one) doesn’t look like something you shouldn’t access. There is a large gap between a tree and a fence that I walked through with ease, as well as dozens of footprints in the snow showing this is done regularly. I will always be a nature lover first and a photographer second and I am leaving the post up as a warning to others. If you visit and see someone doing this, they are likely as unaware as I was, so a polite heads up should probably suffice and hopefully the signs will be replaced soon. Remember: if we don’t protect the environment, there will be none left to photograph... ***original post***
First of three from our trip to Bend, OR this weekend, where we met so many amazing people. First up, a shout out to the guys that directed me to the “not really a path” route down to capture this at Sahalie Falls, a short drive from Bend. With 50lbs on my back, a tripod under one arm, and a German Shepherd to manage, there were a few slips using the exposed tree roots as steps, but well worth it to find a small vantage point on a ledge away from the tourist viewing area, enabling me to capture the river leading up to the falls. The second shot is what was achievable from the viewing area.
Also, a huge thank you to the outstanding staff at Wall Street Suites in Bend. You are wonderful people and made our stay very special. Thank you.
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