I promised I’d be back to show you Multnomah Falls, the most popular of all the waterfalls in the Columbia Gorge. It was our last stop before heading back home, and it was a perfect and rain-free fall day.
At 620 feet, Multnomah Falls is the tallest in Oregon and with over 2 million visitors a year one of Oregon’s top attractions. So unlike our visits to other waterfalls in the Gorge, we were not alone. Crowds of people gathered around the base of the falls to get the perfect photo as did I.
There were still a few ragged salmon in Multnomah Creek having reached their final destination.
They started out here, survived life in the Pacific Ocean, then fought their way back up the mighty Columbia River to reach the place of their birth and generate new life.
I first laid eyes on Multnomah Falls 38 years ago on our honeymoon. We’d done a road trip down the Washington and Oregon Coasts, then looped back through the center of Oregon, stopping for a night on nearby Mt. Hood and a visit to the famous falls.
It would be the first of many road trips in our new life together.