Painting is just another way of keeping a diary ~Pablo Picasso
Saturday, January 31, 2015
White River Falls
I saw an article about these falls in the Oregonian, and thought it sounded like a fun day trip, so Bill, Clover, and I headed out here last Sunday. The newspaper said the falls are on the east side of Mt. Hood and I was imagining the usual rugged falls at the end of a thick evergreen forest hike. But in fact I was surprised to discover that these falls are in the high desert east of Mt. Hood, and fall in several tiers through a butte. They were too difficult to photograph in the bright sun, so I came back today with Clover to try again. This time the weather was overcast and slightly foggy at the top of the falls, and it was also difficult to photograph. I'm not planning to try a third time, but I would recommend the park as a nice day trip destination with picnic tables near the top of the falls and a nice little hike along the river at the bottom. The park is technically closed for the winter, but visitors park outside the gate and walk in.