White River Falls - Industrial Archeology

White River Falls is located near Maupin, Oregon - about 2 hours drive North of Bend. The park contains a spectacular waterfall with an abandoned power station. There are many opportunities for great photography. We will depart Bend around 4:30 pm and arrive at the site around 6:30. We plan to stay until around 10pm - so we have an opportunity to photograph the old power plant in daylight and the falls at night. That means we will return to Bend around midnight.

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  • Shawna

    I just posted a select few photos, but if you want to see the whole set on Flickr, without narrative, go to http://www.flickr.com/photos/sabowin/sets/72157634994954232/ or on my blog, with a small bit of narrative, go to http://yougottastart.blogspot.com/2013/08/photo-outing-white-river-falls.html. Great time, guys! Tom, thanks for driving.

    All three of you, please post a link to all your photos, too! :-)

    August 8, 2013

  • Ginger S.

    A great time was had by all!

    August 8, 2013

  • Tom R.

    Cool Meetup. Thank Shawna, Ginger and Donita. Poor Mick was sick so had to call off. The original plan was to photograph the power plant but the light was so nice we spent all evening (and part of the night) photographing the waterfall.

    August 8, 2013

  • Tom R.

    Bend Folks - meet me at the Cascade Village Mall Starbucks at 4:30.

    Redmond Folks - We'll meet you at the Safeway parking lot (Hwy 97) at 5pm.

    August 6, 2013

  • Steve Riley S.

    Would have loved to go, but if the trail is too steep and loose as you say Tom, maybe i better bow out for tomorrow. If there is another way down, let me know. How did they get all that machinery in there? Must be a road of some kind? Like the Ochoco mines?

    August 6, 2013

    • Tom R.

      Ginger is right. I only see the one trail down.

      August 6, 2013

    • Steve Riley S.

      Okay then, be sure to share your pictures....guess i'll hang back and enjoy them when you all post them....have fun and be safe

      August 6, 2013

  • Shawna

    I was figuring something a bit later in the summer (i.e. when darkness comes earlier), but if we're doing it this week, I don't want to miss out. :-) I'm happy to drive again, if we end up needing additional drivers.

    August 4, 2013

  • Mick B.

    Can I join up with everyone as you pass thru Redmond?

    August 4, 2013

    • Tom R.

      Sure. Let's see how many people are going then we'll figure out a meeting point.

      August 4, 2013

  • Steve Riley S.

    Would love to go if i can ride with someone

    August 4, 2013

    • Tom R.

      Hi Steve. You can ride with me. But the trail down to the falls and the power station is very steep and loose. Much worse than anything we did in the Ochocos. I don't want you to go damaging that nice new hip!

      August 4, 2013

  • Ginger S.

    One of my favorite places! Really worth the trip.

    August 4, 2013

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