Thursday, August 9, 2012

Portland is Gorges

On Saturday we headed out to the Gorge and Multnomah Falls for an amazing hike. 
 We started at the base of the falls and then headed up to the top of the falls and over to other falls.
The scenery was amazing, cliff faces, waterfalls, lush greenery. We hiked 1.8 miled up to the top of the  falls, then headed over along the mountain before breaking for an early snack lunch.
 We freed Noam from his hiking backpack and he had some fun stretching his little legs while we ate.
 He got his hands on Avi's phone and set off to see if he could get a signal (-:
 The rest of the hike was even more scenic, if you can believe that. Tons of falls and little brooks to cross. The water was so cold and it felt so refreshing to get close to them!
Noam eventually got tired of being in the backpack and walked the last stretch of the downhill. He of course had to use the walking poles to steady himself. People on the trail got such a kick of this junior hiker!

The hike was such an awesome way to spend a Saturday. Of course, it was the hottest day in the area in 3 years, topping off at 100 in Portland (we haven't hit that in Boston this summer). The mountain was cooler, but were sure were beat by the time we got home!

22 thoughts on the matter:

Nicky @ Awesomeville.co.uk said... {Reply}

Lovely pictures, I'd love to be hiking there! Love Noam's little walking stick, that's too precious!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said... {Reply}

Wonderful photos from this awesome waterfall. A beautiful walk trough the nature. Fantastic photos !
Hugs, Synnöve

deb duty said... {Reply}

These are amazing photos! I would love to go there. Looks like the perfect place for a hike and I love hiking! The bokeh in your waterfall shot is so pretty and Noam is adorable!

Jeanne said... {Reply}

Hikes like this are in your heart forever! Love the mountains and the amazing scenery. Have to say though that my favorite shots are of your little guy with his walking sticks! You are starting something he will love forever!

Linda Kittmer said... {Reply}

Great post! The photos are beautiful as is the area you were hiking in. Noam is adorable but I'm sure you know that. :-)

prideinphotos.com said... {Reply}

I am so jealous...I would ♥ this place and Noam is too cute with his walking sticks!
Laurie @ Pride in Photos

tiarastantrums said... {Reply}

looks like a stunning view on a great hike!

Renae said... {Reply}

I love all of these groupings and that there is randomness in your order. I rushing off to immediately join your fun and refreshing blog. Join me, too? I'd love you to. :D

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said... {Reply}

YAY!!! I'm so glad you went there. One of the most beautiful places & such a great hike to the bridge. Isn't the rush from the water amazing when up on the bridge? I have always wanted to go back & try out my camera there- but thinking of the mist, I'm thinking it might not be good for it.

Rustic Vintage Country said... {Reply}

Oh, that looks just such an awesome place!

Elaine A. said... {Reply}

You just made me want to teleport myself to that amazing place! Gorges photos! ;-)

Adrienne said... {Reply}

How crazy is it that two Bostonians (you and me!) are both in Oregon at the same time. I've loved every hike and scenic thing we've done...though I'm in Central Oregon, about 3 hours from Portland. The falls is one of my favorites - hiked it years ago... before I had little hikers of my own!

shirley said... {Reply}

I would love to visit that area one day and hike the falls as you did. And what a cute toddler - he did great with his walking sticks (those look so useful!).
Love the photos from your two previous posts, too. I've been to the Japanese gardens, but it's been almost 20 years! They are still beautiful.

Renae said... {Reply}

I just read through your CAPD info and decided I will carry your button on my sight gladly.

Renae said... {Reply}

and ...thank you for joining me!

Yolanda @ Chickens on the Moon said... {Reply}

These are wonderful! Would love to visit there ;)

patty said... {Reply}

what a wonderful family time and beautiful photos... fabulous place for a hike and for picture taking!

patty@ findingserendipity.com

Mira Crisp said... {Reply}

I would love to see this place but I am not sure if I would dare to walk across that bridge in the first photo. :) Very nice shots!

Anita Johnson said... {Reply}

Another place I hope to visit someday. Noam is so cute in these photos....he looks so grown up!

Mary said... {Reply}

Awesome falls, hike and great family day. What a cute hiker. PS. I just became a follower.

hi-d said... {Reply}

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. Aren't toddlers the most energetic little humans? I LOVE Multnomah Falls...we live in the Portland area so it was fun seeing the photos on your site. I hope you had a lovely stay here..lcome on back. :)

Heidi

Pieces of Sunshine said... {Reply}

A wonderful place for a walk, I love that waterfall! Your last photos of Noam make me smile, he's quite a character!