Well.....according to Wikipedia:
The Oneonta Gorge was first photographed by Carleton Eugene Watkins, a native of Oneonta, New York, who had traveled west during the time of California Gold Rush of 1849. Watkins named the Oneonta Falls after his hometown.
I wonder what geological even created that narrow gap? Just water?
L.E. on 29th October 2019 @ 7:26am
That should be "event."
Maybe Gifford felt it was more of a male falls, thus the "o" ending.
L.E. on 29th October 2019 @ 7:28am
GREAT picture...I am trying to wrap my brain around how difficult it was for the photographer to both get there and take this picture....
Arlen L Sheldrake on 29th October 2019 @ 9:19am
And I believe with glass plate negatives!
starboard on 29th October 2019 @ 3:23pm
Geology: Oneonta Creek has cut down through a series of Columbia River Basalt lava layers by following a fault line - a crack in the ground that aligns this gorge as straight as an arrow.
L.E. on 29th October 2019 @ 6:33pm
A stunning place. The one time we visited it was just before the big Eagle Creek Fire. I wore a full length wetsuit and water shoes, and had a blast. Most of the tourists were wearing tennis shoes and jeans, and looked genuinely unprepared as they scrambled over the big log pile.
Kyle on 30th October 2019 @ 11:39am