Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Oregon-Washington: 25 June 2006
The Gorge scenery was (of course) gorgeous, with the unexpected bonuses of numerous waterfalls, weird rocks, and mountaintop
vistas, but if there is a Next Time here, it will be to get more familiar with the quaint town of Hood River. [28 photos]
Roadside rocks along US-30 east
The Columbia River, from the Oregon side.
A Hood River Brewhouse that I did not visit, one of the main regrets of my tight schedule.
The river, from the Washington side.
Looking across at Oregon.
Looking east, along the Washington bank.
Oregon, as seen from Washington.
Oregon to the west.
Oregon, to the south.
The Cascade Locks Bridge, connecting The Beaver and Evergreen States.
Horsetail Falls, on Historic US-30 west
The foot of Horsetail Falls.
Speckled wall towering over US-30.
Multnomah Falls, on US-30.
An enthusiastic photo subject proclaims, "Here I am!!"
Silver sheen on the Columbia.
A babbling brook on US-30.
It was a short and pleasant hike to the pool at the base of Bridal Veil Falls.
The Gorge, as seen from Haven House.
The northeasterly view from atop Larch Mountain.
Mount Hood, zoomed in.
The Columbia River, winding west to the Pacific.