Waterfalls

Multnomah Falls. There are so many waterfalls littered along the Columbia River Gorge that this one's visible from the car park.

Multnomah Falls. There are so many waterfalls littered along the Columbia River Gorge that this one’s visible from the car park.

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.

Sunset at Multnomah Falls

Sunset at Multnomah Falls

Not just tree-huggers, but rock-huggers too. This is one of the little rocks that fell off the side of the mountain.

Not just tree-huggers, but rock-huggers too. This is one of the little rocks that fell off the side of the mountain.

To give an indication of the size of the rock slide, see Max squatting on a rock in the foreground (he's wearing pale blue)

To give an indication of the size of the rock slide, see Max squatting on a rock in the foreground (on the left – he’s wearing pale blue)

Tamanawas Falls

Tamanawas Falls

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About Natalie Gotts

I've been a management consultant, a nutritional therapist, a Journey practitioner and a mother. I've sold ostriches in China and personal safety devices in Hong Kong. Whatever I've done, and wherever I've been, I've written about it.
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