Monday, June 30, 2014

Columbia River Gorge, Oregon



Beautiful.  That pretty much sums it up.  It was very cloudy the morning we were at the scenic overlook taking this picture of the Columbia River Gorge on the Oregon side of the river, but the view was still stunning-maybe even more so.

The tiny building you see on the cliff in the picture above is the Vista House on Crown Point.  It was built nearly 100 years ago for the travelers on the then newly built Columbia River Highway to view the Columbia River.


We traveled on this scenic highway and saw dense forests of tall mossy trees and several beautiful waterfalls that can be viewed from the parking lot. There are trails that can be hiked to the top or bottom of each waterfall.







      Latourell Falls





                

   Wahkeena Falls








         Picnic Area












   Multnomah Falls

The granddaddy of them all!  
620 feet of waterfall.














      Tunnel at 
    Oneonta Gorge







 


  
      
        
     Horsetail Falls









All this beauty within eleven miles of the Vista House.  Best road trip ever!

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