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Deschutes River

After Mount Hood we travelled further east and as we left the Cascade Mountains, the landscape changed quickly. For our lunch we left the highway in order to try and find a more scenic spot. We found one just after the town of Warm Springs and this photo is the view we got there. It shows the Deschutes River, a 406 km-long river in Central Oregon and a major tributary to the Columbia River.

The part of the Deschutes River you see here flows through an approximately 90 metre deep gorge and is just downstream from Pelton Dam and Lake Simtustus, which stretches between this dam and Round Butte Dam and its reservoir Lake Billy Chinook, located at the confluence of the Deschutes, Crooked and Metolius rivers. It got its name by French fur traders in the early 19th century, who called it Rivière des Chutes (River of the Falls, referring to the Celilo Falls, which were once located near the mouth of Deschutes into Columbia, but which no longer exist).

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Exif Data:
Make: SONY
Model: DSC-HX400V
Software: PaintShop Pro 16,00
Exposure Time: 1/1000 sec
F-Stop: f/3.2
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 644/100 mm
Date Taken: 2019-07-26 14:13
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 2214 kb

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