On Wednesday, we set out on an adventure to the Columbia River Gorge … In the past, we’ve had a lot of luck with dodging the rain. In fact, most of the time, if it’s raining in the city, the gorge’s weather is completely different. On this day, our luck ran out. When we arrived, it was raining hard. We didn’t have the $5 needed for the park pass & we almost went back home. We opted to leave a nice note in the drop box with a promise to send our $5 once we got back into town, and we eventually started the 4 mile hike towards Punchbowl Falls …
What the trail lacked in steepness, it made up for with some crazy drop-offs. I don’t have a photo of it, but there are two sections with metal guide wire bolted to the rockface … the trail is about 18 inches wide and the other side is a straight drop-off. Let’s just say, I could have used some Xanax that day!
We loved this little overhang.
My favorite from the day … I love the green of the trees … and that fog!
Once we reached the falls, we were a little underwhelmed. It was raining a ton at that point & we retired our camera for the rest of the trip … Once we got home, we realized we didn’t reach the falls we thought we had reached. So, apparently Punchbowl Falls is awesome, we just have to go back again to see it!!