Abiqua Falls Fine Art Photograph
Waterfalls, Lichen and Dinosaurs, Maybe?
Abiqua Falls fine art photograph. Abiqua Falls is a 100 foot tall, single drop waterfall located in a remote part of Oregon’s Marion County, near to the town of Scotts Mills. The actual waterfall is attractive but the surrounding basalt column amphitheater makes the experience grand.
On the left side of the falls, the distinct vertical basalt columns are covered with layers of clingy vegetation while the right side has stunning overhanging columns covered with striking Orange lichen. Basalt columns are inherently dense and slow to erode, making them a relatively common feature near waterfalls in the volcanic state of Oregon. While the whole setting of this waterfall is lovely, the lichen covered basalt columns help define this Abiqua Falls fine art photograph.
I’ll soon release a zoomed in fine art print of this beautiful basalt formation.
Each visit I make to this elegant waterfall reminds me of our daughter Emma when she was a very chatty 5 year old. She would perpetually proposition me to “play” and I’d ask “what should we play with?” and she would invariably answer, “Dinos maybe”!? Her answer was more of a knowing statement than a question. It was as if she was really saying, “Of course we will play with dinosaurs because they are awesome and everyone knows it” She loved dinosaurs, with a passion. She knew their scientific names and their social names. She was an adorable, relentless paleontologist!
We had countless dinosaurs in our house and some still nostalgically remain, 15 years later. As part of our play sessions, she would often turn on dinosaur related cartoons and the idyllic, prehistoric landscape where the dinosaurs would cavort were strikingly similar to Abiqua Falls! Large green ferns, plunging waterfalls, stunning rock formation, Old growth trees…. the only thing Abiqua Falls lacks is the dinosaurs, which I assume are present when I am not.
I love the detail and variety in this beautiful new Abiqua Falls Fine Art Print. Silky flow patterns, excellent detail in the famed Abiqua orange lichen, and lovely green in the delicate green ferns in the foreground make for a stunning new fine are print! Please use the two drop down menus to the right to find pricing details for this Oregon waterfall photograph and don’t hesitate to call me with questions or for custom order requests. 541-610-4815
Some notes for those committing to visit Abiqua Falls: It is a long way from Bend. I plugged in “Abiqua Falls Trailhead” into the navigation app on my iphone, which was a terrible idea. I ended up at a locked gate an hour from the trailhead, bummer. There are other very good direction sets to be found online, just don’t use your iphone. The last few miles of forest service road on the way to the falls are very rugged. You will need high clearance 4-wheel drive. There are small pullouts prior to the rugged sections of road. I highly recommend walking from there rather than destroying your Subaru. Once you arrive at the “parking area”, which is a widening of the road at a closed gate with room for about 4 vehicles, there is an obvious trail that departs. DO NOT take that trail!!!! instead, walk back up the road you came in on for about 200 feet and take the next trail and leads downhill. The first trail from the parking area leads to a point with a treacherously steep trail. I took the steep trail and was pretty scared, scrambling on my rear end, holding onto roots while hoping not to fall. Evidently, people have fallen and suffered serious injuries while taking the first/wrong trail down. You have been warned!