Thursday, August 19, 2010

Colombia River Gorge Falls

For the final day of our vacation, we spent the time on the Colombia Gorge "old road." It travels the original route up the gorge along all the different waterfalls --of which there are nearly 30--tumbling off the cliffs and ending up entering into the Columbia River. The road is a winding two lane road carved out of the side of the cliffs thru the thick forest. We first stopped at Wahkenna Falls and had our picnic lunch.

Our next stop was, one of my favorites, Horsetail Falls. It has a beautiful pool at the bottom, where many people were cooling themselves on the hot day. The falls' name is so obvious because it looks so much like a huge horse tail. My family posed for the photo shoot!

The last stop is the most famous of the falls, Multnomah Falls--a double falls, with an upper falls, and a lower falls. It has been the object of most post cards coming from Oregon back home to the relatives for years and years! Here we're introducing the falls to our family! What a fun day!

P.S. for more information about the Columbia River Gorge and it's attraction visit this website.


Marlene said...

Beautiful photos. This is one of my favorite drives.

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

How beautiful! What a wonderful time you must have had :)

HomeMadeOriginals said...

I love Multnomah Falls and the whole Columbia River Gorge area. Beautiful photos!

Splendid Little Stars said...

Columbia River Gorge is a beautiful place! I've been there a couple times. It was fun to read your post and see your photos!