After spending time in Portland, I escaped for a brief spell to the Columbia River Gorge. I've seen the river itself on numerous occasions, but I had never properly done *the gorge.* Time to fix that...
First view of the splendor (Washington state on the left, Oregon on the right).
The Vista House is visible on the cliff to the right.
The fall colors were surprisingly vivid.
It made the drive extra worthwhile.
Yours truly in front of Latourell Falls, west of Multnomah Falls.
Wahkeena Falls, further east.
The grandaddy of them all, Multnomah Falls.
The Multnomah Falls Lodge, which is very handy for plugging in GPS coordinates, since waterfalls don't have addresses. :-)
Next stop = wine country. To be continued...