|Michael Drevenstedt and Ed Cunningham in Prospect, Or.|
|The view of the Bridge.|
Moving along to the other side if the canyon Ed and I led the way down a narrow path toward the river bottom. Michael was filming as we moved along the way down to the river. About 20 minutes later we emerged at a sandy area with the river rushing only a few feet away. The noise of the river down there is heavy like a train and you can feel the power vibrating through your body. All around there is a thick mist in the air smelling clean and organic. At the "shore" a large boulder has been eroded away and now the whole face is scoured smooth. This rock face runs down about 14' to the sand making a cool natural slide. Plus you have to duck down to clear an old log only adding to the fun. We took several runs down the slide and laughed at each other the whole time.
|Michael in a beautiful location.|
|This is a natural rock slide.|
We filmed each other jumping to distant locations with the water rushing below or climbing up and around balancing on a log jam. It took several hours to tire our enthusiasm and we filled the time with video and photo inspired "stunts". Scampering down a slick log to jump across a wide gap in the rocks. Then cling to a rock face above the deep water only to walk along the slippery rocks in the rapids. Finally leaping back and climbing up to the safety of the area you started from. With the place fully explored we met up at a sandy
|Ed at the old bridge foundation.|
|This picture of Ed shows the power of the water.|
for a bridge. The old foundation still clinging to the canyon wall and some bits of structural steel are the only remains. It seems at one point the water was so high that even the old bridge could not hold up to the mighty rogue river and was washed away forever leaving only the concrete foundation. It is a super cool photo opportunity and
we took advantage of it. The sun was beginning to pass behind the mountains so it was time to head out and continue our adventure. At another spot we found a large falls, the water here was divided by two islands making three separate water falls. Lush vegetation drooped with clinging water from the air. A loud crushing sound from the water cleared my head and I took this time to enjoy a natural water feature with my friends. We took lots of pictures and then we headed back to the car.
|This is a series of the same falls.|
|An island divides this from the first shot.|
|The far left of the falls.|
and Featuring: Ed Cunningham