Day 45! Columbia River Gorge

The weather today has been beautiful, hot at 97°F, a little humid but nothing to bother us.

Columbia River Gorge

Columbia River Gorge

Columbia River Gorge

Columbia River Gorge

Multnomah Falls

Multnomah Falls

Multnomah Falls

Multnomah Falls

Multnomah Falls

Multnomah Falls

Multnomah Falls

Multnomah Falls

Latourell Falls

Latourell Falls

So today we travelled the Columbia River Gorge to see some of the most beautiful waterfalls you can imagine along Historic Route 30. Our ultimate goal was Multnomah Falls, (these Falls and the Gorge will be familiar to all the Twilight fans reading the blog as some scenes from Twilight were filmed here!!) They are the second most visited attraction in Oregon, the first attraction being the coast. We are hoping to visit that area tomorrow.

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 and is listed as the 137th tallest waterfall in the United States by the World Waterfall Database.

It was very busy this morning and the sun was in the wrong place for Si to get any decent photos so we went off to visit some of the sites used for the filming of Twilight (there’s a separate page for all of the photos Twilight-related) and then we returned this afternoon to the Falls.

You would have thought we would have learned our lesson from yesterday with all the Portland traffic but no, we managed to get caught it in again today.  What a nightmare!! How does anything get done here when it takes so long to travel everywhere!!

Some of you reading the blog will know what a huge Twilight fan I am and today was a heavenly day for me as we visited some of the sites used in the filming of the first film Twilight.  We had lunch at the Carver Cafe.  If you want to see photos of the places we visited then click on the the next Post ‘Twilight 1’ above.

4 thoughts on “Day 45! Columbia River Gorge

  1. I’ll save my comments for Part II, but just seeing these photos makes me want to move there. I’m so, so glad that you are sharing your wonderful adventure with us! xx

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  2. This is so exciting that you’re getting to see all these things! I love the falls, they are gorgeous!! I can’t believe what all took place here for the movie!! Xx

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