It was a cold but beautiful, sunny afternoon. (The north-facing Oregon side of the Gorge doesn't allow much of the winter sun to hit the ground, but still...)
Here's a quick post to share a few pictures.
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Most rock surfaces were alive and green because everywhere you looked there was moss...
and more moss!
I love this last moss here. It's tiny leaves almost look like one of Oregon's native succulents.
The next fall we stopped at was Wahkeena Falls. The name Wahkeena comes from a Native American phrase meaning "most beautiful", and I tend to agree. The way this fall comes from both sides at the top, then twists and tumbles its way down into the gorge is incredibly beautiful.
|View East from Crown Point|
We came to Crown Point and Vista House as the light was turning orange.
A final look back at Vista House overlooking the Columbia Gorge, taken from the Women's Forum viewpoint.
An excellent day enjoying some of the beautiful scenery very close to Portland.
Happy Birthday, Mom!