For a few years now I have been wanting to visit nearby Alsea Falls,
but you KNOW how hard it is to find those darn round tuits!
Located south of Marys Peak
and west of Finley National Wildlife Refuge,
it took me just under an hour to drive the 42 miles from my home in southwest Albany. By 7:30 I was at the top of Alsea Falls — about 100 feet from the parking lot — enjoying the early-morning light and crisp air.
Because this waterfall is so accessible, there are numerous locations from which to view it — from the top of the falls to a fair distance downstream, as well as various points in between. There were so many possibilities that I spent the next hour taking shots from quite a few different angles!
About a mile-and-a-half hike northeast of Alsea Falls is Green Peak Falls,
where I was rewarded with more beautiful sights and many more photos which attempt to capture that beauty.
All in all I took 103 pictures that morning, with the best 26 ending up in this album — including a panoramic photo of Alsea Falls and an accidental shot I took while moving my camera around which looks like a piece of abstract modern art.