We spent the weekend in Columbia River Gorge, a glacially blasted canyon along the Oregon/Washington border. The scenery is spectacular and the gorge is dotted with waterfalls. On Saturday we visited Multnomah Falls, which drop two and a half times the height of the Golden Gate bridge. The waterfall can be seen easily from a well-paved plaza and a pretty bridge, but there’s also a hike to the top. We made it up there in time to see the sun set over the river.
On Sunday we hiked a very different route to a very different waterfall. Tamanawas Falls is a four-mile trek through a ferny forest, over a rock slide, along sandy paths and past a river. The falls were well worth the trip.