Photo Tour of the Gorge
Fall, what a wonderful time of year to get out and capture the colors! This year I am so happy to share with you a trip to the Colombia River Gorge area. The trip was quick, busy and full of beautiful scenery just waiting to be captured before all of the leafs are blown off their branches.
Historic Colombia River Highway
Located just above I-84 is The Historic Colombia River Highway. One of the most scenic in the state. Driving east, the first stop is Latourell Falls. A short walk on a well marked path will lead to the base of these delicate falls. The rock formations and sound of the falls are phenomenal.
Next stop, Bridal Veil falls, a must see! The trail down and back is about 1 mile round trip, and well marked from the parking lot. Once at the bottom of the trail, there is a large viewing platform. Upper trails from the parking lot offer great views of the gorge. Along the Highway there are many well marked waterfalls to see including Multnomah Falls. Skipped this time due to large crowds, perhaps next time.
Overnight, Cascade locks
Cascade Locks Oregon. A true gem! Here, one can find great breweries, lodging and cuisine. This is the perfect base to get boots on and explore day hikes along the Pacific Crest Trail. An easy hike of about 2 miles from Cascade locks, is Dry Creek Falls. Encountering no other people at the falls, made the visit extra special!
From here, a longer walk will pass the Herman creek Pinnacles. Continue on to find yourself at Herman Creek. A beautiful destination for a day hike.
Bonneville Dam Tour
Finally, on the way out, a stop at Bonneville Dam is well worth it. Learn about the history of the Dam and Salmon Migration.
What in the bag?
In Conclusion, in the bag. Bag: LowPro Flipside 300. Body: Nikon D 810. Lenses: Nikon 28mm-300mm and Tokina 17-35mm. Finally, my trusty Oben AT35-35 tripod. Now, get out, Shoot and Share!