Monday, September 21, 2015
One afternoon we rented a car for a few hours (from RelayRides). We could either go to the coast or to the Columbia River Gorge. We chose the Gorge (which is about an hour outside of Portland). I don't regret it one bit. It was so gorgeous! We had a really great time hiking around Multnomah Falls. I wish we'd been able to visit the coast, too, but maybe we can do that next time.
We did the 5 mile loop hike that starts at the base of Multnomah Falls, climbs to the top, then climbs some more. It was a warm day, but the path was mostly shady and it seemed like around every corner was another spot where the spray from the water cooled us right down. It was a busy place, but the loop we chose was deserted just enough so that we almost felt like we had the mountain to ourselves.
The colors were just starting to change here, too. I can imagine that in another two weeks it will be spectacular.
posted by stephanie at 5:05 AM