July 29, 2010
Multnomah Falls is one of the most popular waterfalls in Northern Oregon State. It is located along the Columbia Gorge area of Oregon were there are over 77 waterfalls on the Oregon side of the Columbia River. This is a great area to visit waterfalls because all 77 of these waterfalls are within 15 miles of each other!
Multnomah Falls is located on Larch Mountain and plummets 620 feet. It is the 2nd highest year-round waterfall in the United States. The flow of the waterfall is usually highest during the spring and winter seasons. This photo of Multnomah Falls that you see to the left was taken during January so the water flow was pretty high. As you can also see in this photo, there is a bridge in front of the falls in which people may hike up to and continue hiking on a trail that reaches the top of the falls.
May 5, 2010
Back in March, my boyfriend and I went to Arizona to visit my brother and his wife. One of the days while we were there we took a hike up a local mountain called Camelback Mountain. There were a ton of people also hiking it and I thought it was a fun little hike. It was about a mile to the top and then another mile back down. It is different than a lot of other hikes I have been on because you had to basically climb up rocks the entire way up. Here is a photo of the view looking down at the trail as I was almost to the top.
If you are ever in the Phoenix, Arizona area and are looking for a challenging, but short hike, I recommend giving this one a try!
April 5, 2010
I visited the Grand Canyon for the 1st time in March of 2010. I need to go back during a warmer month so I can hike down and do some camping there. It was too snowy and icy to do that during March. Here are a few photos of the South Rim.
More Grand Canyon pictures are available to view my clicking on the Grand Canyon National Park page which will take you to the HQ Photography galleries.
December 22, 2009
Snoqualmie Falls in Wasington State looked amazing during the cold freeze that it had this winter season. Icicles were forming all around the waterfall and on the rocks below. It was truly a magnificent site! These photos were taken on December 12, 2009.