This multi-tiered, cascading waterfall is hidden in the dense Williamette National Forest along the McKenzie Pass Scenic Byway. It is one of the most frequently photographed waterfalls in Oregon. Lower Proxy Falls was created 6,000 years ago when a giant glacier carved a deep trough through the area, leaving steep canyon walls after the ice receded. The waterfall is a 100′ drop over stairsteps of broken columnar basalt giving the delicate misty look of the falls.
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This magnificent mountains covers much of the center of California, running 400 miles from north to south. Yosemite, Kings Canyon, and Sequoia National Parks all lie within the Sierra Nevada MOuntains. The range contains some of the most beautiful landscapes to be found anywhere in the world. The terrain is so varied that one may start out in desert conditions and end up with the sound of crunching ice under foot
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The Cumberland Gap was discovered in 1750 by Dr. Thomas Walker, a Virginia physician and explorer. This mountain gap is famous in American history for its role as one key passageway through the lower central Appalachians. The gap is located where current-day states of Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia meet.
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