Saturday, July 30, 2011

Multnomah Falls

We've been in the Portland area for about a week. We've checked out the Belmont Food Carts (yummy), going to the farmer's market at the university, and spent an afternoon at Multnomah Falls. It happened to be a gloriously warm, sunny day.
I expected to have to hike a bit to get to them, but when I turned around in the parking lot...
Then it was a little hike to get close.
There was just something fresher about the air here. I know that sounds weird, but true.
We had planned on hiking to the top, but we had Shasta with us & came upon a sign that said the trail had poison oak ahead. Nope, not me. Not going. If Shasta brushed against it, I would be in misery for two weeks solid.

The falls drops in two major steps, split into an upper falls of 542 feet (165 m) and a lower falls of 69 feet (21 m), with a gradual 9 foot (3 m) drop in elevation between the two, so the total height of the waterfall is conventionally given as 620 feet (189 m). Multnomah Falls is the tallest waterfall in the State of Oregon. It is credited by a sign at the site of the falls as the second tallest year-round waterfall in the United States.

We've been so busy lately with the motorhome & work. I'm really looking forward to getting out to see more places like this!


  1. That's one of my most favouritest bestest ever of your posts. I love waterfalls and the nearest I've come to this were in the national parks in California but none enabled a picture like the one of the bridge with the falls in the background. Wonderful.