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The Everlasting Road: America’s Grandest Highway Masterpiece

By the banks of the mighty Columbia River, winding through the rugged grandeur of the Cascade Mountains, a road unlike any other lies carved into the ancient basalt – a road that has transcended its intended purpose to become an enduring masterpiece of ambition, artistry, and engineering. The Historic Columbia River Highway, a winding ribbon…

2024 Guide to Multnomah Falls

It’s Spring of 2024 and the Waterfalls are roaring. Multnomah Falls is expected to be the most popular destination in Oregon once again and with that come permits and parking problems galore. We have a few simple suggestions to make sure you have a great visit. Take the time to visit all of the falls….

I Asked Chat GPT to Describe Our Sunset Tour

After a bit of piecing together by me, and maybe 50 added words out of 4000, here’s the Chat GPT sunset waterfall tour: As we ride along Highway 30, we approach Horsetail Falls. The sound of rushing water grows louder and more distinct, until we finally arrive at the base of the falls. You feel…

Building the Scenic Highway

The Historic Columbia River Highway is a scenic route in Oregon that winds through the Columbia River Gorge, offering breathtaking views of the river and the surrounding landscape. It is a historic landmark and a marvel of engineering, and it took over five years and a lot of hard work to build. Here are some…

Geology of the Columbia River Gorge

The Columbia River Gorge is a breathtaking canyon that stretches over 80 miles through the Pacific Northwest, separating the states of Oregon and Washington. With its steep cliffs, cascading waterfalls, and towering mountains, the gorge is a favorite destination for outdoor enthusiasts, hikers, and geology enthusiasts alike. The geology of the Columbia River Gorge is…

Multnomah Falls Almost Burned Down

In 2017, the Columbia River Gorge region in Oregon was impacted by a large and devastating wildfire, which threatened many of the area’s popular tourist attractions, including Multnomah Falls. The Eagle Creek Fire began on September 2, 2017, and was caused by a 15-year-old boy who was playing with fireworks near the Eagle Creek trail….

The Multnomah Falls Historic Highway Inspired by the Swiss Alps

The Historic Columbia River Highway: A Marvel of Engineering and Design Constructed in the early 20th century, the Historic Columbia River Highway was a revolutionary feat of engineering and design. Built under the direction of Sam Hill, the highway offered drivers a scenic route along the Columbia River and through the beautiful Columbia River Gorge….

Multnomah Falls Lodge

The Multnomah Falls Lodge is a historic building located near the base of Multnomah Falls in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon. The lodge was originally built in 1925 by Simon Benson, a wealthy lumberman and philanthropist who wanted to provide tourists and travelers with a comfortable place to rest and enjoy the beauty of…

Multnomah Falls Waterfall Corridor

The Columbia River Gorge in Oregon is one of the most breathtaking scenic areas in the United States, renowned for its dramatic cliffs, lush forests, and spectacular waterfalls like Multnomah Falls. With over 80 waterfalls in the area, it can be difficult to know where to start when planning a waterfall tour. This guide will…

History of Multnomah Falls

Multnomah Falls, located in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon, has a rich cultural and historical heritage, dating back thousands of years to the indigenous peoples who lived in the area. The falls were an important gathering place for the Chinook, Klickitat, and Wasco tribes, who used the area for fishing, hunting, and spiritual ceremonies….