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.


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.


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

5 responses to “Away from keyboard; be right back…

  1. helloknitty

    I love Multnomah Falls. I’ve never hiked up to the top before, but it’s something I’ve always wanted to do. It was so nice when I was there this past April, hardly anyone was there!

  2. I’m originally from Idaho and have been to Multnomah several times. It’s such a special place, and seeing these photos makes me miss the West! Glad you had a nice time!

  3. Yeah beautiful, but that hike would have killed me for sure. I think for now I’ll live through your pictures if that’s OK? LOL

    That fern does remind me of a sock pattern…

  4. Looks like a good workout getting up there. Beautiful photos, thanks for sharing! I wish I could see this in person.

  5. We went to M Falls for the first time this year, we are down south in Oregon. And I was so bummed because we didn’t have a time to do the big hike! It is amazingly beautiful and the people there, the time we went at least, were very friendly!