Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The Colombia River Gorge

The Gorgee from the Vista House
While up in Portland, Eddie and I took a trip up the Colombia River Gorge.  It was a beautiful drive up the river.  It was a nice drive.  And there were a ton of fun waterfalls to see.
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First up is the Vista House.  It was built and opened in 1918.  It is very cool. The road wraps around it.  It sits on the cliffs above the swampy part of the gorge.  We can built freeways there now, but in the early part of last century, the swampy bit was too much for them.
The Vista House on the cliff
A Close Up of the Vista House.  Very cool!

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Then there were quite a few waterfalls, and we stopped at four.

The Latourell falls. From the first vista - and then much closer.
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Bridal Veil Falls.  It was very cooling.
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Finally the very famous Multnomah Falls.
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