Punch Drunk in Love
Punch Bowl Falls, Eagle Creek Trail
Columbia River Gorge, Oregon
Eagle Creek is one of the most popular hikes in the Columbia River Gorge. You must get here early if you want any chance of getting a parking spot. It’s a fairly flat hike, so it’s great for the family, and features a number of waterfalls. More if you want to hike further.
Willie, Alan, and I made the trek to Punch Bowl Falls on our first visit to the Columbia River Gorge. It’s about 4 miles round trip and we passed, and photographed Metlako Falls on our way here. Wedecided this was as far as we wanted to hike, took some photos, and turned around to explore more of the Columbia River area.
Using our “frog suits” we were able to wade into the water, into the creek, and get this photo from in the water. We didn’t dare get any closer because the water started to get a bit deeper. We also heard that after we visited a giant tree fell and landed smack in the right side of this scene!
Nikon D800 w/Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8:
80mm, f/13, 0.5 sec, ISO 100
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