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Pippi goes to Multnomah Falls

It’s been really cold here lately, with temperatures down in the teens. That’s pretty chilly for our mild climate. But Jack Frost is an artful decorator. check out my windshield.

windshield

Laurie and I took a quick trip out to Multnomah Falls on Friday morning. It’s one of my favorite places; I’ve posted about it in other seasons, too. Laurie was wearing her Pippi hat.

laurie pippi

The falls were stunningly gorgeous.

multnomah ice

Some people made the short trek up to the bridge, but I was short on time and not dressed for more than a quick photo op.

upper multnomah

The lower falls:

lower multnomah

We had a quick stop at Rooster Rock on the way back, and saw the ice in the Columbia. Do you see Beacon Rock way up the river?

columbia beacon

I’m knitting away at a new design project. I took it with me in the car, but I can’t show it to you yet, so here’s another picture of someone else’s knitting. One of my students from my Christmas stocking class sent me a picture of her nearly finished project. Congratulations, Courtney; it looks great!

courtney stocking

What’s on your needles?

Away from keyboard; be right back…

Sometimes you just need to unplug. It was beautiful on Saturday, so we went to Multnomah Falls. Us and a bazillion other people! But it was a good time, anyway.

falls

Multnomah Falls is 620 feet high; it’s the second highest year-round waterfall in the US. This is just the upper portion of the upper falls. There’s a paved trail to the top of the falls. The trail gains 600 feet in elevation over 1.2 miles. Don’t think I didn’t notice.

Photo ops make a great excuse to stop for a moment:

fall guys

Somehow this fern looks like a sock pattern to me.

fern

We eventually made it up to the top, and could look down at where the water falls over the edge of the mountain.

fall top

In this photo, you can see Multnomah Falls Lodge and the parking lot in the upper right corner. It’s a long way down.

fall top 2

But this picture is my favorite. It’s a little waterfall just before the big one. You wouldn’t know it’s there unless you went to the top. It looks mysterious and secluded, but it’s right next to the viewing platform at the top of the falls.

falls above