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This is Ramona Falls located on Mt. Hood in the Northern Oregon Cascades. Ramona Falls consists of Pleistocene Andesites from its early eruptions that ended nearly 100,000 years past. Mt. Hood is a stratovolcano that has had numerous lava flows that are dated as far back in time as 600,00 years. There have been many debris avalanches along the course of the Sandy and Hood River Drainages and the most notorious of these began on the Eastern side of Mt. Hood as she collapsed and sent debris across and downriver as it buried the landscape as deep as 120 feet. This debris flow swept across the Columbia River as it built a 100 foot dam across its waters and travelled 2 miles up the White Salmon River before she settled and built the river's floor beneath the White Salmon.
The latest debris avalanche was last winter as heavy snows and rains settled over the mountain and loosened the rotten rock of the White Glacier as it then swept downhill and across Hwy. 35, demolishing the bridge and covering the highway with debris and rocks the size of a Volkswagon. This is the same White River that follows the eastern slopes of Mt. Hood and courses through the desert and can be seen at the beautiful White River Falls State Park near Maupin. You can view a few images of the spectacular falls on my site, and the best times to view the falls is during the winter months as the sunrise falls across the entire face of the cascading, and horseshoe shaped falls.

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Additional Photos by steven warnstaff (Wahclellaspirit) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 645 W: 46 N: 791] (4125)
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