Waterfalls and Volcanoes


On a record-breaking hot day in Portland I drove into the higher reaches of the Lewis River Basin.

The area lies south and east of Mt. St. Helens. I was looking forward to some respite from the hot weather, and the opportunity to take photos of waterfalls.

As all photographers discover, bright sunshine and waterfalls don’t make a good combination for taking photos. If you try to slow down the shutter speed, the water blows out (turns bright white). Contrast is always the enemy of good photo.

Nevertheless, I took a few photos of 50-foot Lower Lewis River Falls using a fence post for a tripod.

Then it was up to Oldman Pass, one of the best views of Mt. St. Helens that can be had.

On a cloudy day I plan to return and hike the stretch of the Lewis River that passes three large waterfalls.

Lower Lewis Falls

Lower Lewis Falls

Daisy

Daisy

Mt. St. Helens from Oldman Pass

Mt. St. Helens from Oldman Pass

Lower Lewis Falls

Lower Lewis Falls

Wild Rose

Wild Rose

Rainbows and waterfalls, a good combo

Rainbows and waterfalls, a good combo

Summit of Mt. St. Helens

Summit of Mt. St. Helens

Lower Lewis River Falls

Lower Lewis River Falls

Mt. St. Helens from Oldman Pass

Mt. St. Helens from Oldman Pass

Lower Lewis River Falls

Lower Lewis River Falls

Lower Lewis River Falls

Lower Lewis River Falls

 

 

 

 

 

Categories: Washington Cascades HikesTags: , ,

2 comments

  1. Great photos–again! The Gifford Pinchot is full of marvelous places to see.

    Like

What's your opinion?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: