Waterfalls in the North Cascades

Where there are mountains, there are waterfalls. The next set of day trips was to visit some of the waterfalls in the North Cascades in Washington and in Oregon along the lower Columbia River gorge. Going from north to south, first was one from a previous trip, Nooksack Falls up toward Mt. Baker:

Nooksack Falls

Snoqualmie Falls which is much larger is near Tom and Yee’s house:

There are a number of waterfalls along the Oregon side of the Columbia River gorge going east from Portland, Oregon. Here’s the view of the gorge from Vista House on the bluffs.

Our first stop was a 16 mile detour to a high overlook, Sheppard’s Point. It was well worth the trip with views of the big mountains in the area. Going from left to right are Mt. Saint Helens, Mt. Rainier (the largest but the furthest away at 97 miles), Mt. Adams, and separately Mt. Hood.

Then onto some of the many waterfalls.

Ending at the largest of the set, the tall Multnomah Falls.

Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Gorge


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