On a damp autumn day, I made the short (1.4 Mile) hike out through the lush and mossy forest to the powerful 213 ft Elowah Falls in the Columbia River Gorge about 45 minutes from Portland. It can get pretty busy here, but luckily the rain kept some people away making the crowds manageable. The mix of many layers of volcanic rock combined and the changing colors of the leaves and ferns definitely makes for a beautiful area to explore!
On a beautiful fall day, we made the hike out to Lower Oneonta Falls. The hike out the gorge was so awesome with the 25 million year old basalt walls towering above on both sides. The water got to just above our waist and was definitely a little chilly. The uniqueness and how beautiful it all was definitely made it worth it!
I decided to take advantage of the recent cold weather that we have been having and my first trip out to Abiqua Falls. I knew that it was going to be perfect conditions for some really cool shots. I was most definitely right, It was very cool and surreal having tons of huge icicles hanging all around this big waterfall.