Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The Historic Columbia River Highway

We started out early this morning. We had lots to see..

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First stop was the Viento State Park, where we could walk to the river..

I had to feel the water…It was pretty darn nice.

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We watched the wind surfers…

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Next..We saw Bridge of the Gods. Connecting Oregon to Washington..

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Bonneville Dam..

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We then came upon our first waterfall..Touring the Gorge (waterfalls), Or 081

 

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And the big grandaddy of the falls…

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One of the most popular tourist destinations in Oregon. It’s 620 foot drop makes it the second highest year round waterfall in the U.S.

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The beautiful drive ..

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Takes us to yet another…

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This one was a bit more challenging. The 2/3 mi walk was along trails, up and down hills and steps..

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The water travels down to the river…

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One more…

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And the last one…

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Our last stop, where the views were spectacular..

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That pretty much sums up our stay in this area. We head further up the  river tomorrow to a state park near Pendleton for one night.. Again, we have loved it here and feel so lucky to have experienced the beauty of the area.

3 comments:

Sue and Doug said...

great views today and lovely photos of the falls!!!..thanks for sharing!

squawmama said...

What beautiful photos... Glad you're having such a wonderful time!!!
Have fun & Travel safe
Donna

John and Sandy said...

Beautiful photos! I just love waterfall and look forward to visiting Oregon in the near future. I was to Multnomah Falls about 30 years ago with my parents and still remember it like it was yesterday. I am not sure we saw all the other waterfalls, so thanks for tour. Hugs to the both of you!