Monday, May 27, 2013

Tunnel Falls on Memorial Day weekend







I put my hiking boots on this weekend, packed a backpack with a sleeping bag and food, and hit the trail with the very awesome AH.  We hiked to Tunnel Falls, a hike on the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon and then camped about a mile past the falls.  I've never been an eager backpacker, but I have to admit that it was very fun.  The campsite we found was about 7 miles up the trail and right on the river. When I woke up during the night I heard the roaring river, and lots of raindrops.  Luckily, the rain waited until the night and then made intermittent appearances during the hike back.  I highly recommend this hike, even if you aren't into backpacking.  The falls are 6 miles in and feature a tunnel carved into the mountain that can be used to walk behind the falls.  The roar of the water is deafening, the rocks are slippery, and it is a long way down.  I'm very scared of heights so that part became more intense for me, but it was well worth it.  It feels good to admit that I might be able to handle a night in the woods.  Maybe even more than one if the opportunity arises.

7 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures. Thanks for taking us along.

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  2. Your photos are amazing! It looks like a very beautiful place, but that trail looks a little frightening to me....

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  3. Looks beautiful! We are going hiking this weekend...if the weather is nice!

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  4. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.
    It's funny as you've shared lots of pics with hiking, I just assumed you'd also done some multi-days in there. Guess not :) See, it's fun
    Love the purple and how it all coordinates :)

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