Proxy Falls is a different place in winter

Proxy Falls is a different place in winter

If you take a hike on Proxy Falls Trail during summer or autumn, there's a good chance you'll have company. The two waterfalls on this easy hike off McKenzie Pass Highway are among the most frequently photographed in Oregon and often draw a crowd on weekends.

Come back in winter, though, when the highway is closed to vehicles and the preferred mode of transportation is skis or snowshoes, and it's a far different experience.

The journey to Proxy Falls is longer, colder and...

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