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.


  1. Beautiful pictures. Thanks for taking us along.

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

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

  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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