Saturday, March 21, 2009

Horsetail Falls - Columbia River Gorge - Oregon

Day 4.4 Horsetail Falls - Columbia River Gorge - Oregon 1

We backtracked a bit and headed back east again past Multnomah Falls, to start at Horsetail Falls, which is viewable from the Historic Columbia River Highway.

Just pull over, snap a few photos, and continue on your way west again. I know, my sense of direction was terrible. But without the map that we got from the Multnomah Falls Visitor Center, I got all confused about where to start our trip. We skipped over Elowah Falls since it would have required too much backtracking.

Why the name? From certain angles, where the waterfall seems to veer off a bit, the cliff can look like a horse's rump and with the stream of water coming out from in between the two sides of the cliff, well...

Day 4.4 Horsetail Falls - Columbia River Gorge - Oregon 2

From Horsetail Falls, it's three miles to Multnomah Falls. We passed Oneonta Falls but it was a 1.1 mile hike to the falls, so we kept driving.

Onward to Wahkeena Falls!

All Oregon posts can be found in the tag, Series: Oregon. I suggest reading this particular trip in this order:
I-5 From LA to Portland
Mom and Dad's Garden
Burgerville - Portland - Oregon
Hakatamon - Beaverton - Oregon
I Think I'll Go For a Walk Outside Now...
Vista Point - Oregon City
End of Oregon Trail Interpretive Center - Oregon City
Stevens-Crawford Heritage House - Oregon City
Museum of the Oregon Territory - Oregon City
Mom's Banh Xeo (Vietnamese Sizzling Crepes)
Blackberry Cobbler
Bonneville Lock and Dam - Cascade Locks - Oregon
Bonneville Hatchery - Cascade Locks - Oregon
Multnomah Falls - Columbia River Gorge - Oregon
Horsetail Falls - Columbia River Gorge - Oregon
Wahkeena Falls - Columbia River Gorge - Oregon
Bridal Veil Falls - Columbia River Gorge - Oregon
Historic Columbia River Highway - Columbia River Gorge - Oregon
Latourell Falls - Columbia River Gorge - Oregon
Crown Point Vista House - Columbia River Gorge - Oregon
Banh Cuon Tan Dinh - Portland - Oregon (Closed)
Downtown Portland - Oregon
Lan Su Chinese Garden (Portland Classical Chinese Garden) - Portland - Oregon
Powell's City of Books - Portland - Oregon
Mom's Geoduck, Dynamite-Style and Chao Oc (Vietnamese Rice Porridge with Clams)

How to Prepare Geoduck and Razor Clams
Geoduck, Japanese Dynamite-style
Chao Oc (Vietnamese Rice Porridge with Clams)
Le Bistro Montage - Portland - Oregon
Kenny and Zuke's Delicatessen - Portland - Oregon

1 year ago today, crab, fish maw, and egg drop, and chicken noodle soups.
2 years ago today, Pho Bo (Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup).


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