Tuesday July 9th 2019
The fact that I’m in the wet part of Oregon was apparent today. I woke to a cloudy day with the temperature in the sixties. It climbed to seventy, but the clouds thickened during the day with an occasional light rain. As darkness moved in so did the real rain. Up to a half inch of rain is in the forecast for the overnight.
I set out this morning to see some of the Columbia River Gorges famous waterfalls before the parking lots filled up. I started with Horsetail Falls which is right beside the road. It isn’t a very big or high falls by comparison, but is still very pretty. The next waterfall on my drive was Multnomah Falls. The parking lot was full. This is perhaps the best known of all the falls. I’ll try to get back to see it before I leave the area.
I spent most of my time at the Wahkeena Falls just west on the Old Columbia Gorge road from the Multnomah falls. I took a lot of pictures, so I’ll try to tell the story of my visit in the captions for the photos.