I always save my favorite waterfall for last.
I've blogged Latourell Falls before, that post has video if you want to hear and get another sense of the water. During the summer though, the waterfall is almost a trickle in comparison to the sheer power cascading down this day after a series of recent rainstorms.
See? It's so pretty from far away, then the trail starts beside the bridge, and the awesome florescent lichen just calls out for attention.
It was still lightly drizzling and the spray from the waterfall was more powerful than I've ever experienced before. I couldn't get as close as I normally can.
The awesome volcanic rocks.
The cascade of water was fierce!
More random mini waterfalls because the ground was so saturated.
Stinging nettles. I brushed against nettles once in Scotland and it was so painful.
The other reason why I like Latourell Falls is because during the spring, I often encounter bleeding hearts growing along the trail. It's still too early for that though.
And of course, no visit to the gorge is complete without a final stop at Crown Point Vista House to see over the whole area.
All Oregon posts can be found with the tag Series: Oregon, but I suggest reading this particular trip in this order:
I'm Coming Home
Bunk Sandwiches - Portland - Oregon
Horsetail Falls (Winter) - Columbia River Gorge - Oregon
Multnomah Falls (Winter) - Columbia River Gorge - Oregon
Wahkeena Falls (Winter) - Columbia River Gorge - Oregon
Bridal Veil Falls (Winter) - Columbia River Gorge - Oregon
Shepperd's Dell Falls (Winter) - Columbia River Gorge - Oregon
Latourell Falls (Winter) - Columbia River Gorge - Oregon
Crown Point Vista House (Winter) - Columbia River Gorge - Oregon
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