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Benham Fall was an easy 1 mile hike through the forest to falls on the Deschutes River. This is a fairly swift river with class 6 rapids in some areas. The water was crystal clear. From the parking area to the falls we had to cross a bridge with an overgrown logjam underneath. According to the sign, logs were tied together and floated to the bridge to help dissipate the strength of the flow and to keep the bridge pilings from being washed away during flooding. Over time more logs and sediment accumulated and flowers and grass began to grow.

The falls themselves were not very big, but pretty. And the walk through the forest was enjoyable, with many birds and beautiful new growth on the trees.



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