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Upper Butte Creek falls, winter | by Matt Abinante
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Upper Butte Creek falls, winter

Beautiful waterfall above Scotts Mill, Oregon. This was the one I tried to get to last sunday and got stuck. This time got there with an atv. I was hoping for ice, like last winter in the gorge, but only got a little snow. Still beautiful, but I'll keep returning till I find icicles hanging from the rock ledge.


When I arrived here, I saw a small suv already there with stock tires and one chain on a tire. I couldn't believe a car made it down that road. Turned out it was one of my Flickr contacts, Aaron Courter. And of course when he left his car got stuck pretty close to where I did last week. We rigged a smaller chain to fit the wheel and he made it out eventually.


Check out Aaron's photo of Chris Korbulic (link), taken that day, and the first person in a kayak over Lower Butte Creek falls. If you've seen that waterfall in person, you know that's pretty insane. And their video...


The video shows them going over Upper Butte creek falls too.


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Taken on January 4, 2009