Thursday, May 1, 2014

Gorgeous scenery of Columbia River Gorge, Multnomah Falls & Bonneville Dam @ Portland, Oregon

This is a must visit place if you are coming to Portland, Oregon. The Columbia River Gorge is gorgeous and the Multnomah waterfall is impressive. The view along the old highway up to the dam is wonderful. I took a tour bus and I like the trip with many stop along the Columbia River Gorge scenic area. The trip on the tour bus were great and it cost me USD54 with the whole trip takes about 4 hours 15 minutes. In the 4 hours time, you are able to view the best of Columbia River Gorge.

Vista House of Columbia River Gorge. You can have great view from here.

Columbia River Gorge. Really nice scenery.

Inside Vista House.

Me with Columbia River Gorge.

Lets visit Latourell Falls.

This waterfall is unique with a huge yellow spot. The water drops straight down from an overhanging basalt cliff.

Fresh air and the surroundings is so peaceful to watch the constant water flow.

Me with Latourell falls.

Guy W. Talbot state park.

Shepperd's Dell.

Shepperd's Dell is a small canyon in the Columbia River Gorge.

Shepperd's Dell falls.

Shepperd's Dell Bridge on the Historic Columbia River Highway.

Reached Multnomah falls area.

Multnomah falls National Scenic Area.

Multnomah falls two tier view.

The waterfall is scenic and beautiful.

Top tier view of Multnomah falls.

Many tourist are busy taking photos of Multnomah falls.

If you have the time and stamina, you can hike the trail.

The measurement of Multnomah falls.

Me with Multnomah falls.

Bonneville Dam. Beautiful area surrounds.

Bonneville Dam is managed by United States Army Corps of Engineers.

View of white sturgeon under water. You can view this from US Army Corps of Engineers building and go to level 1 of the building.

Bradford Island Fishway. This is an example of fish ladder.

Fish ladder. To cope with fish migration problems, the Bonneville dam features fish ladders to help native salmon and steelhead get past the dam on their journey upstream to spawn. I did study about this is geography classes but can't imagine that I am able to visit one someday. Fascinating!

GPS/Coordinate: 45.539134, -122.244834 (Vista House of Columbia River Gorge).
Address: 50000 E Historic Columbia River Highway, Portland, OR
Recommended tour bus: Grey Line tour


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