So, Why are They Called the Cascades?

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Good question! Care to guess? Here’s a hint, or fourteen hints to be exact.
(Since we just finished our time in Oregon I thought I’d revisit these particularly “cool” summer spots.  Many of the links in this post are from the Northwest Waterfall Survey Website that thoroughly and enthusiastically lists, describes, maps, illustrates and rates all the waterfalls in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. So if you’re a waterfall nut, check out their site.)
Sahalie and Koosah Falls are on the McKenzie River in the Northern Oregon Cascades, and are easy to find on Rt. 126, the McKenzie Highway, west of Sisters and Bend, OR.  The McKenzie River is one of the most beautiful in Oregon and there’s a beautiful trail between the two falls.
Sahalie Falls
Koosah Falls
Tumelo Falls are also near Bend, OR. We saw an American Dipper fly out of the top of the falls as we watched from the overlook.
Tumelo Falls

Paulina Creek Falls are in Newberry National Volcanic Monument, south of Bend.