Columbia River Gorge, Oregon
We may be in the middle of a serious drought in the West Coast (California specifically) but you never would have known that while visiting Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge. Filled with stunning waterfalls, luscious vegetation, ferns, flowing creeks, and beautiful views, the Columbia River Gorge is a popular spring destination. Throw in the fact that some of the best beer in the country is brewed here and you’ve got an ultimate weekend get-away!
Andy and I spent a long weekend visiting waterfalls and drinking beer. We’d wake up early, hike to a gorgeous waterfall, take photos, spend the rest of the afternoon at a few breweries, then head back to another waterfall for sunset. There’s so many waterfalls that it’s quite difficult to choose which ones to visit!
Fairy Falls was one of the first that we visited and might be my favorite — partially because it’s one of the easier waterfalls to photograph but also because of it’s amazing fan-like shape with green ferns growing all around it.
Nikon D800 w/Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED AF-S:
24mm, f/10, 0.5 sec, ISO 100
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