Multnomah Falls

From Wikipedia:  Multnomah Falls is a waterfall on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge, located east of Troutdale, between Corbett and Dodson, along the Historic Columbia River Highway. The falls drops in two major steps, split into an upper falls of 542 feet (165 m) and a lower falls of 69 feet (21 m), with a gradual 9 foot (3 m) drop in elevation between the two, so the total height of the waterfall is conventionally given as 620 feet (189 m). Multnomah Falls is the tallest waterfall in the State of Oregon. It is credited by a sign at the site of the falls, and by the United States Forest Service, as the second tallest year-round waterfall in the United States.

These falls are as awe inspiring and as iconic as they the look.  No doubt most people have seen Multnomah in a poster, coffee table book, or some other publication or advertisement.  But like so many things in life, it’s hard to comprehend the enormity until you’ve been there.

Be sure to scroll down to the 3rd image to find yours truly in the scene, compliments of Carl Gandolfo pulling the trigger on my camera once I hiked a quarter mile to reach my spot.  :-)

Multnomah Falls – Columbia River Gorge, OR

Multnomah Falls Bridge

Mark on Multnomah Falls Bridge

This entry was written by Mark , posted on Monday October 01 2012at 10:10 pm , filed under Backpacking, Landscapes, Oregon, Water . Bookmark the permalink . Post a comment below or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

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