Dead Skunk

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in state of decomposition on the trail.

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Wahclella Falls

The place in the Columbia Gorge I take normal (ie non-hiker) people from out of town. One and a half mile loop, cool scenery along the way, with this lovely waterfall made by Tanner Creek.

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Meanwhile, back at the ranch…

Why I do this – North branch of Crooked River, Ochoco Mtns, Oregon, shrunken a lot in the heat of August.

This north branch of the Crooked River here is flowing east, though it starts a few miles away flowing north. Downstream from here, it meets Deep Creek and turns south out of the Ochoco, turning into the Crooked River proper, to flow west, then more or less northwest. It got the name Crooked for a reason :)