Friday, August 31, 2012

Discovering Oregon: Multnomah Falls

We recently moved half way across the country, from Oklahoma to Oregon. 
Join us as we discover and explore our new home. 

Last week when my mom was here visiting we took a quick trip out to Multnomah Falls. The Falls are about 20 minute east of Portland, right off the highway, but going there feels like you are hiking deep into the forest. The roar of the falling water is the first thing you notice as you walk through the tunnel that passes under the highway, but soon you can feel the mist of the falls in your face. 

The flow is not at it's highest during this time of the year, but the waterfall is still truly stunning. I forgot my camera that day, so all I have are these iPhone pictures, which I know do not do the view justice. 

This was Amelia's first trip to the falls. She was grumpy and seemingly unimpressed, 
but later she told me she had a good time and thought it was pretty.
The moss covering the trees is one of my favorite things, but you just can't see how pretty it really is from a picture. 

For a little perspective on size, that boulder in the right corner is a little bit 
smaller than the the size of a school bus. 
We really tried, but this was the best shot of all the girls. 

Multnomah Falls is one of my favorite places that we have visited in Oregon, although maybe not the most toddler friendly. Amelia was extremely upset that we wouldn't let her run across that bridge by herself. 

There is also a 7 mile hike that takes you up to the top of the falls. David and I walked a little of it last year, but I would love to take Amelia to the top when she is older. 

If you are ever in the Portland area, definitely put Multnomah Falls on your to-see list. 

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