Sunday, September 09, 2007

A Day in the Gorge

Today-- Sept. 9-- Bill, Erin, Scott, Rebecca, and I headed off the the Columbia River Gorge for some sightseeing. The kids were in town for the weekend. It was a sunny, mild day-- perfect for a gorge trip. Although, as we all agreed, there's no such thing as a bad day in the gorge!

Here are the Pookies (with moose) at Women's Forum State Park:

The view from Crown Point. It was very windy-- 30 mph+ winds with higher gusts. Hard to hang onto hats, sunglasses, etc. This picture shows the view looking east down the Columbia River-- the paleness in the river bed is a sand bar. I have never seen the river this low, with so much sandy river bottom exposed.

Latourell Falls:

Erin and Scott wave from the Shepherd's Dell overlook:

Multnomah Falls, the second-highest continuously-flowing waterfalls in the U.S.:

A final stop at Oneonta Gorge, to check the latest work on the reopening of the Oneonta Tunnel blasted through the rock. Once home to automobiles, it's scheduled to reopen in the spring of 2008 as a hiker-biker path.

Last but not least, check this wildlife video:

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