Yeah, it’s about 95 degrees here today in beautiful Portland, and what’s a boy to do to cool off? Maybe find a local waterfall…
Let’s pile into the Bog-cedes and go off in search of such a thing…
This is the Multnomah Falls in the Columbia Gorge area. It doesn’t look like much from the ground, but when you get closer you see how high it is and how cool…
This is it. There are two “sightseeing” levels, lets go check those out!
Ah… the good thing about these bridges is that it’s COOL here – the waterfall is like a natural mister – ahhhhhhhhhhhh
Mama and I, taking in the beautiful view as well as that nice mist. Wearing all black is almost as hot as hauling around your own fuzzy pelt, isn’t it mom?
Dad is never satisfied to just see the tourist stuff. So he consulted this map and found us a way up to the top of the waterfall.
First it’s up to the second bridge level… even nicer mist here…
Then it’s up a long, windy trail to the top. Lots of people here, and some doggies too.
It’s a loooong trail, but when you get to the top there is a big reward – a stream area that feeds into the waterfall, but here it’s lovely and refreshing!
This is the view from the very top of the waterfall – WE MADE IT!!!
Time to head back down… DOWN IS GOOD
On the way home, we decided to eschew the highway and take the scenic route. And we stumbled on this…
It’s called Vista House, and check out the amazing views from here:
I wanted to use this binoculars to see around, but since they weren’t forward-enough thinking to have set them up at Dale level, I decided against it.
This is KEWL…
Back into the Bog-cedes… can we come back again sometime??? Can we, huh huh huh? Maybe on a day that’s not quite as hot???