This is a shot of Lower McCloud Falls, also known as Fowler Falls on the McCloud River in Siskiyou County, California, USA. I pulled in to the falls to stretch my legs a couple hours in to a 3 hour drive on a quite rainy morning at around 8am. On a summer day this spot is quite crowded with sightseers and swimmers but on this late October morning I was the only human around.
These falls are the third and final in a series of 3 waterfalls in the area of the river known as the upper McCloud River, above McCloud Reservoir just a few miles downstream. All three of the falls are beautiful in their own way, with the Middle Falls being the most spectacular. Visitors to the area can hike a relatively easy 4 mile round trip trail that offers views of all three falls and, if one is willing to visit early in the morning during the off-season it can be a wonderfully peaceful experience.