There is something truly magnificent about a waterfall. I do not quite know what it is. Maybe the sheer power that such a mass of water puts out while crashing down massive cliffs. Maybe the unforced presence that just being near a fall brings to my mind. Maybe it is neither.
I do know that Central Oregon is not only my home, but also the home to many of the most beautiful waterfalls I have ever seen. Proxi Falls and Palina Creek Falls are two of them that I will visit many times over in my lifetime.
Proxi Falls is a few hundred foot beauty that seems to just flow out of the forest. During it’s decent the water crashes on trees, a mossy cliffside and creates a true sense of serenity. I am so grateful that Nicole and I get to enjoy places like this together.
Palina Peak Falls near Palina Lake is another one of my favorites. It is a short thirty minute drive from my home. I experienced this fall up close and personal for the first time with my friend Seth. As we were sitting beneath the falls enjoying lunch he asked: Have you ever stood under a waterfall? My response: Not until today! We then proceeded to walk under the falls. This experience provided my mind with a clear sense of presence. The presence that I think many of us long for.
If you are ever in Central Oregon during the summer time then make a point to checking out these waterfalls. There are many others, but these are two of my favorites.
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