Starvation Creek Falls

In the mid-Columbia River Gorge, a creek (and later its falls) was originally named “Starveout Creek” due to a wreck in 1884 where two trains were trapped in a blizzard for two weeks. Nobody died, but it was clearly nip and tuck for awhile.

Fast forward to today and the 227-foot Starvation Creek Falls drops out of a slot and into a natural bowl, where the creek spills down through a large bed of rocks before cascading past a picnic area and on to the Columbia River.

To try out a new tripod, I took a leisurely stroll over to the waterfalls. And, what a nice falls it is.

I enjoyed the deep slot canyon area, dazzled by the beauty of the falls, before returning to the car.

Starvation Creek

Starvation Creek Falls

Lots of moss in the Starvation Creek Canyon

Starvation Creek

Summit of Dog Mountain


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  1. Beautiful as always. The Bears approve.

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