December 11, 2018

Columbia River Gorge

This should be a Part Deux of the waterfalls post since we hit up the Columbia River Gorge while doing what every person should do while in Oregon: waterfall hunting. The falls actually make up a part of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area which is the largest scenic area in the United States. It's landscape is so diverse as it is made up of rainforests, grasslands and woodlands. The Columbia River Gorge itself is up to 4000 feet deep, 80 miles long and marks the state line between Oregon and Washington, too! Lots of history and beauty in this neck of the woods for sure! 

This go-round I thought I'd give you a little break so there are only a few pictures. 
The kids just wanted to keep going to the falls. You can't see the beauty from the road like you can with the waterfalls. So it went something like "Mommy...Let's keep going!". I for one am glad we stopped. These images are all my own and a couple of them look like screensavers so I'd say we did good.

Per the usual Reno isn't excited about taking a picture

It was crowded at this stop. Everyone was out enjoying the view and wow it was crazy looking down over the cliff.
This pretty much sums up the whirlwind. Get out take picture get back in and drive some more. It was so windy!

The building in this pic is the one from the above. It looks so tiny!

Such a beautiful view! We crammed the Columbia River Gorge into a couple pull-offs but it is so much more than that. We could absolutely spend more time there hiking, biking and exploring. Next stop PORTLAND!

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