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I-84 East, Mont Hood & Downtown
The Rail Depot Museum - a Hampton All-American Landmark
Portland Women's Forum Viewpoint @ Chanticleer Point - 07 photos
Side Trip: Larch Mountain Road to Sherrard Viewpoint
After 20 minutes dive up thru the temporal rain forest to a parking lot, hike ¼ mile, up the last fight of
stairs, boom, we feel like to up in the clouds viewing five nearby pikes. This is not on Alp mountain top,
but in the northwest United States. a few hours drive from the Pacific Ocean.
Vista House - Comfort House @ Crown Point* - 07 photos
This restored (reopen summer 2005) Historic Comfort House has a great view of the Columbia River
from its wrap around observation decks. The lower level has a gift shop and exhibits on the history of
the Vista House and Columbia River Highway.
This afternoon, after viewing the Columbia River Gorge and mountain pikes from above, Mike Bruening &
I visited six breathtaking falls and one restored tunnel. Every waterfall is worth the hike to view them.
Latourell Falls - Waterfalls of the Northwest Guide Info - 07 photos
Unlike my 2007 hike to the top, we hiked to the foot of this waterfall. it gives a whole perspective,.
Shepperds Dell Falls - Waterfalls of the Northwest Guide Info
It easy to miss the sign for this falls. Our reward of walking the down this curved hillside
path is this bowtie shaped falls and view of arch highway bridge from below.
Bridal Veil Falls - Waterfalls of the Northwest Guide Info
Viewing this falls was well worth the 3/8 mile long hike down the winding path
and up the last flight of stairs.
Wahkeena Falls - Waterfalls of the Northwest Guide Info - 07 photos
We walk 1/4 mile to the bridge over the lower falls. the log is still from my last visit.
Multnomah Falls - Waterfalls of the Northwest Guide Info - 07 photos
After spending time at the Gift Shop and Visitor Center, we walked to the first switchback past the
Benson Bridge. Because of my fear of heights, I could not hike the other 10 switchback to the top.
This 620-foot waterfall is highest in Oregon and second highest year-round waterfall in the United States.
Oneonta Gorge & Restored Tunnel
After a short trek into the Oneonta Gorge, we walked through the restored Oneonta Tunnel*. At one
time the Historic Columbia River Highway went though Oneonta cliff because a rail line pass next to it.
Horsetail Falls - Waterfalls of the Northwest Guide Info
Unlike other Waterfalls we visited, this one fall into large roadside pond.
Bridge of the Gods
First, we viewed a mural painted on bridge pier on the Oregon side of the river.
Next we take few steps out and enjoyed the beauty of the bridge and its surround.
Cascade Locks Marine Park
A few blocks away at the Maritime Park, we viewed the Bridge of the Gods from the bridge over the
historical locks and read the history of the locks on the Columbia River Island display. We did not visit
any historical buildings or museums because they were closed in the evening.
Portland 2009 Trip - Day 5, July 20 - Day in the Mountains / Columbia River Gorge
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