...a two-tier cataract, dropping perhaps 20 feet to a ledge, then bursting through a rock niche to drop another 60 feet or so into a wide pool.
As we came around a bend in the trail we immediately knew that we had made the right decision to go on the hike. We guessed that it was about 30 degrees cooler than the 100+ temps that we had just come from and the falls was gorgeous! I literally, not realizing it, stopped in my tracks and stared in awe.
Only one bad thing about the hike - I brought the camera but I FORGOT MY MEMORY CARD. I kicked myself many times along the hike but when we came into view of the falls I nearly cried. How could I have done something so silly as forgetting the card?? Luckily, Joel had his cell phone and it has a decent enough camera, so he got some pictures along the way.
The gorge in the gorge that we were hiking into.
One of the little foot bridges that you cross has this beauty on your left and Tanner Creek down to your right.
We're up the trail aways now, this is looking back toward the Columbia River and gorge. The fuzziness of the picture is due to the heat! Watching the heat waves was dizzying at times.
A little piece of heaven. The boys and I were a bit ahead of Joel, he got this great picture of the falls and we add a bit of perspective to it all.
I like this picture of Oliver because he's cute and because you can see big brother off exploring to the lower right.
Still in the wonderfully cool shade, we walked just a little bit from the falls and let the boys play here for quite a while. You could still hear and see the falls so it was very calming.