Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Columbia River Gorge and Multnomah Falls

Columbia River Gorge (Portland, Oregon)

Leaving the city of Portland and venturing out into the country a bit, you enter the magnificent Columbia River Gorge. Rebecca's real estate agent and her boyfriend took us on this beautiful journey along the Historic Columbia River Highway. Our first stop was an overlook with the above view.

Columbia River Gorge (Portland, Oregon)
Winding our way up the mountain, we saw our first waterfall - Wahkeena Falls.
Wahkeena Falls (Portland, Oregon)




Wahkeena Falls (Portland, Oregon)  

Columbia River Gorge (Portland, Oregon)

Columbia River Gorge (Portland, Oregon)
Just a few miles up the road, we came to Bridal Veil Falls. We actually didn't see the waterfall itself but opted instead to take a scenic trail that took us to another stunning overlook.
Columbia River Gorge (Portland, Oregon)  

Columbia River Gorge (Portland, Oregon)  

Columbia River Gorge (Portland, Oregon)  

Columbia River Gorge (Portland, Oregon)


Multnomah Falls
Our final stop was at the spectacular Multnomah Falls. This is the tallest waterfall in the state of Oregon and the second tallest in the U.S. The total height is about 620 feet. The falls drops in two major steps, the upper falls at 542 feet and the lower falls at 69 feet with a 9 foot drop in elevation between the two. 
Multnomah Falls  

Multnomah Falls

Multnomah Falls

Multnomah Falls
This is the view looking back from the falls from the bridge.


Multnomah Falls  
My friends tell me that they see me doing this a lot!


Text and photos by Phillip Oliver, Dirt Therapy

8 comments:

  1. Beautiful, Phillip! Thanks for sharing and have a great holiday weekend!

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  2. What spectacular views. I bet you could hardly pull yourself away from there.

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  3. Ha! I have actually been there! Beautiful, isn't it? Wonderful pictures!

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  4. I could say it was beautiful, spectacular, breath taking but all that has been said. Here the pictures really are worth a thousand words. Thank you for posting and I enjoyed my trip even if it was only cyber travel.

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  5. Great shots of a most beautiful part of this state I now call home!

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  6. Truly spectacular and wonderful captures Philip! I'm enjoying your travels immensely! Larry

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  7. One of the most beautiful places I have ever visited! Your photos are great! Happy 4th!

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  8. So cool, Phillip. We did this trip a couple of years ago and it was really stunning. Thanks for bringing back the memories!

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