Archive for May 14th, 2006

These Boots are Made for Hiking

Sunday, May 14th, 2006

Hikingboots

And that is just what they did today. We did a 5 1/2 mile hike, climbing up above Multnomah Falls in the Columbia. Gorge. Here are some views of the Falls from ground level. Click to see larger view.

Multnomahfalls_1   

Multnomahfalls2       Lowerfalls_1

    Topoffalls_1

Our first destination was to the top of the falls. First, we had lunch by the bucolic Multnomah River:

Lunchspot

Lunch was BBQ chicken, Citrus Jicama salad and Cucumber salad ?Ǩ yumm!

Mdlunch

Here is a view from the top of the falls:

Lookingdonwtostart

Here is a view of the Columbia River:

Columbia_river_1

Then it is onward and upward. Here are some shots from the hike:

Fairyfalls_1   

Fordingstream    Morefalls

The first photo is Fairy Falls – just a gorgeous spot. Second is spot where I had to ford the stream and as my kids will attest, I hate to cross moving water!! The last is another shot of one of the many beautiful falls we saw today.

Wildflower1   Wildflower2   Futureraspberries

Some of the wildflowers we saw. The last photo is of future raspberries or maybe Salmon Berries.

This was not an easy hike and tonight, I am feeling pretty proud of myself. There were times on the hike up that I just wanted to quit and be instantly transported home!!

Now, this is what I need:

Grandma_1
Naproxen_aleve

I’m sleeping well tonight!