Hike along with us. Four paws and four feet, out of the car, into the Mount Hood National Forest wilderness, near the Pacific Crest Trail. To feel the spray of a magnificent waterfall...
Brush past the first irridescent leaves of fall.
Into the secret forest we go....
Smell the loamy, soggy soil.
Take a popular trail off Highway 35, the gateway to majestic Mount Hood.
Step over a “walk the plank” bridge….
Don’t…. look…. down!
OOPS! You looked down!
Heart in throat time.
Smell the creek and chase the stream as it secretly builds.
Get lost in the secrets, the depth of the forest….
Hike deeper and deeper.
You’re on your way to a remarkable waterfall.
You can’t even imagine how big those waters are until you round the corner and they blow you back from the trail with just a little castoff spray.
You are dwarfed by them. You become one with them. The Tamanawas.
Don’t hold back - hike up and over and through the mine field - the cacophony of rocks that blocks the falls entrance… and keeps out those who are faint of heart.
Look out from behind her water, falling, down… you are now inside her.
Tamanawas Falls in the Mount Hood National Forest…
just one of many secrets in the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area.
The land in which we live and breathe.