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The world-class waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge are always worth visiting.
On a cloudy, drizzly mid-winter’s day, I drove to the western end of the Gorge.
My first stop was Latourell Falls. It’s 279 feet tall with a classic plunge over the lip of a cliff. It drops into a rocky pool at the bottom of a deep canyon.
The next stop was Horsetail Falls. It’s a a 176 feet tall shaped like an elongated hourglass. It plunges into a clear pool next to the Historic Columbia River Highway.
I’m always amazed at the abundance of outdoor beauty that exists close to Portland.
Old Columbia River Highway from Crown Point