I get to rave about one of my favourite places for scenery in the country: The Columbia River Gorge. I keep finding new reasons to talk about this place because it’s JUST SO AMAZING.
We’ve had a cold snap like everybody else. It makes ice like everywhere else. In the land of waterfalls, it makes our own backyard look like a foreign land.
Portland Public Schools kept schools closed Wednesday. It’s typically the day I work overtime, but I was scheduled to work only 4 hours of OT, so I had lots of hours to play first. The morning was warming up and a toasty 29 degrees by the time I checked, with a forecast high above freezing, so I knew that if I was going to see the waterfalls with ice, it was now or never.
Sadly, I was too late to find the winter wonderland at its peak. Much of the ice was melting and breaking away already. It was worth it anyhow. The ice was still remarkable and the day was beautifully sunny, though our canyon is steep and forested, and no sunbeam ever reaches the falls in the wintertime.
8 thoughts on “Frozen Waterfalls”
That frozen water is incredible … and the portrait of you is wonderful! Truly!
Oh, thanks for the compliment. I’ll tell Miss T you think so. 🙂
I saw photos of the falls from a couple days earlier, and the ice was more widespread. I’m sorry to have missed it, and if I had the chance to get out there after snowfall, it would have been remarkable, I’m sure. But…even seeing the ice at all is pretty neat, since we tend to stay relatively warm here.
I visited Multnomah Falls several years ago, but it was in the summer. It’s amazing to see what they look like with the ice.
Exactly, Sheryl! I had only ever seen it on warm days, too. So after unseasonably cold temperatures, I knew I should get out there or miss my chance to see the ice. thanks for visiting my blog!
Ahh, what a lovely portrait of you and the icy waterfalls.
Thank you! That’s me in braces. So funny.