Union Pacific train crossing @ Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon, USA
A Union Pacific (UP) train crosses the Multnomah Creek at Multnomah Falls - Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area in Oregon, USA on Monday, Aug. 22, 2016.
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Multnomah Falls is a waterfall on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge, located east of Troutdale, between Corbett and Dodson, along the Historic Columbia River Highway.
The falls drops in two major steps, split into an upper falls of 542 feet (165 m) and a lower falls of 69 feet (21 m), with a gradual 9 foot (3 m) drop in elevation between the two, so the total height of the waterfall is conventionally given as 620 feet (189 m). The two drops are due to a zone of more easily eroded basalt at base of the upper falls.
The Union Pacific Railroad is a freight hauling railroad that operates 8,500 locomotives over 32,100 route-miles in 23 U.S. states west of Chicago, Illinois and New Orleans, Louisiana. The Union Pacific Railroad network is the largest in the United States and employs 42,600 people. It is also one of the world's largest transportation companies.
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Best Western PLUS Columbia River Inn - Cascade Locks (Oregon) - United States
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Best Western PLUS Columbia River Inn hotel city: Cascade Locks (Oregon) - Country: United States
Address: 735 Wanapa Street; zip code: OR 97014
Offering an indoor pool, hot tub and a fitness centre, this Cascade Locks hotel is located in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. A free hot breakfast and free Wi-Fi access are included.
-- Situé à Cascade Locks, le Best Western PLUS Columbia River Inn se trouve au cœur de la gorge du Columbia. Il possède une piscine intérieure, un bain à remous et une salle de sport.
-- Este hotel de Cascade Locks dispone de piscina cubierta, bañera de hidromasaje y centro de fitness en el área escénica nacional de la garganta del río Columbia. Ofrece un desayuno gratuito con productos calientes y conexión WiFi también gratuita.
-- Dieses Hotel in Cascade Locks umfasst einem Innenpool, einen Whirlpool sowie ein Fitnesscenter und erwartet Sie in der malerischen Natur der Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.
-- Dit hotel in Cascade Locks biedt een binnenzwembad, een hot tub en een fitnesscentrum. Het ligt in de Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Bij de prijs zijn een gratis warm ontbijt en gratis WiFi inbegrepen.
-- 这家位于Cascade Locks的酒店坐落在哥伦比亚河峡谷国家风景区（Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area）内，设有一个室内游泳池、热水浴缸和一个健身中心，提供免费热早餐和免费的无线网络连接。 Best Western PLUS Columbia River Inn酒店的空调客房均设有带平面有线电视的休息区，配有紧凑型冰箱、微波炉和咖啡机。部分客房享有山景或河景。 ...
-- Эта гостиница с крытым бассейном, гидромассажной ванной и фитнес-центром расположена в городе Каскейд-Локс, в национальном парке Ущелья реки Колумбия. В стоимость проживания входят горячий завтрак и WiFi.
Fall colors arrive in Oregon's Columbia River Gorge
The Columbia River Gorge in western Oregon features spectacular views, especially as leaves begin to turn colors in the Fall. Several waterfalls are located along 31 Historic Columbia River Highway, including Multnomah Falls, the 2nd tallest waterfall in the country.
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Oregon - United States
Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. It is bordered on its west by the Pacific Ocean, north by Washington, south by California, east by Idaho, and southeast by Nevada. The Columbia River delineates much of Oregon's northern boundary, the Snake River largely its eastern.
Oregon's area was inhabited by many indigenous tribes before traders, explorers, and settlers arrived. An autonomous government was formed in Oregon Country in 1843, Oregon Territory was created in 1848, and Oregon became the 33rd state on February 14, 1859.
Multnomah Falls and Vista House | The American Empress
Just beyond Portland city limits, a breathtaking roadway stretches along America’s most scenic landscape. The Old Scenic Highway was built in 1913 and is known as one of the greatest engineering feats. The “King of Roads” weaves high into the bluffs towards Crown Point, through towering forest and breathtaking waterfalls. Before arriving at the Point, we’ll pull off the highway for a scenic stop at the Women’s Forum State Scenic Viewpoint. Here, guests can capture a perfect photo from the most widely photographed vantage point of the Columbia River Gorge below. As we reach our destination, aptly named for its unique formation and created over 14 million years ago by a lava flow, Crown Point offers a view fit for a king or queen.
At the height of the bluff sits Vista House, perched above the Columbia River. Vista House offers a panoramic view of the breathtaking Columbia River more than 700 feet below. Built in 1916 and known, not only for its magnificent views, but also for its unique octagonal shape. This overlook contains a gift shop and interpretive displays exhibiting the historic and geological points of interest in the area.
As we return to the Scenic Highway we will continue to Oregon’s highest waterfall, and perhaps the most picturesque, Multnomah Falls, where guests can get a breathtaking look at the waterfall, and shop in the unique gift shop. This roaring 611-foot natural wonder demonstrates the power and beauty of nature in her rawest form. Watch in awe as this mighty waterfall crashes down on the rocky cliffs below, spraying a peaceful mist on all those surrounding. Continuing on the Scenic Highway, get a picture-perfect view of more waterfalls as they spring from the bluffs along the picturesque roadway and offer rare glimpses of these geological wonders.
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MOUNT HOOD NATIONAL FOREST USA
Mount Hood and the Columbia Gorge symbolize the natural beauty of Oregon, yet much of these amazing landscapes remain unprotected. The mountain's high-elevation snowfields have received Wilderness designation, but the more biologically diverse lower flanks and surrounding ridges remain unprotected. Through cutting-edge technology and the efforts of more than 500 volunteers, Oregon Wild has identified unprotected natural areas in the Mount Hood National Forest over the past decade and sought federal Wilderness designation to preserve them.
In January 2009, Oregon Senators Ron Wyden (D) and Jeff Merkley (D) introduced legislation that would give Wilderness protection to 127,000 acres and designate 80 miles of rivers around Mount Hood and in the Columbia Gorge as Wild and Scenic Rivers.
The compromise plan includes the scenic canyons along White River, the biologically diverse forests of Fifteenmile Creek, the old-growth forest surrounding Roaring River and the beautiful whitewater of the East Fork of the Hood River.
The Lewis and Clark Mount Hood Wilderness is an important step toward preserving the scenic beauty, biodiversity, clean drinking water and unparalleled recreational opportunities for future generations of Oregonians.
Kentucky Falls, Oregon
Left: North Fork Falls on the North Fork of the Smith River
Right: Lower Kentucky Falls.
Trail to Natural Bridges - Oregon Coast
Hiking along trail to Natural Bridges scenic costal area, south of the town of Gold Beach, Oregon.
Oregon Caves Historic District Makes An Endangered Places List
The Oregon Caves Historic District made it on an Endangered Places List. Some are concerned about what this will mean for tourism, in Grants Pass, Oregon, Wednesday, November 18, 2015. (KTVL/Ariana Rakhshani)
By Ariana Rakhshani/KTVL.com
GRANTS PASS, Ore.-- A hidden treasure in the state of Oregon was put on an Endangered Places List.
Restore Oregon is a statewide historic preservation non-profit, and its mission is to save historic places and pass them forward for future generations.
The non-profit said the Oregon Caves Historic District needs some attention. The lodging areas--like the Chateau--are over 80 years old, and need some minor updating.
All of the restoration needed will cost millions of dollars.
I wouldn't want to discourage anybody in any way from coming up and staying at the Chateau, Superintendent Vicki Snitzler said. It's a beautiful place and a beautiful experience, and the Chateau will be open for guests in the beginning of May of '16.
The cave tours and lodging are closed for the season, but the national monument is always open to visitors.
The Oregon Caves National Monument and Reserves Superintendent said in 2015, it got about 85,000 visitors.
Restored Vista House at Crown Point - near Portland, Oregon
Crown Point is the name of a promontory on the Columbia River Gorge just east of Portland, Oregon. Crown Point is one of the scenic lookouts along the Historic Columbia River Highway, providing a panoramic view of part of the Columbia River. The Crown Point Vista House was built in 1916 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The building was restored to its 1916 appearance and reopened in 2005. With its marble interior and brass fixtures, the $100,000 renovation makes it the most expensive rest area in the world!
Multnomah Falls | Columbia Gorge (near Portland) | Oregon
We walked to Benson Bridge between the upper and lower segments of Multnomah Falls via the Larch Mountain trail. This walk is paved and family-friendly though the trail between the lower view of the falls and the bridge is icy and slippery in the winter so we recommend wearing crampons. The walk to the bridge and back is less than one mile (1.5km) round trip. You can hike further up to reach the top of the falls with no equipment in later spring to fall and with spikes.
Bathroom and souvenir shop at the trailhead. Decent parking though best to get there early, especially during Spring Break and in the summer. No fees.
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Drive the Red Clay Valley Scenic Byway
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Windturbines at Mid-Columbia River Gorge along Washington & Oregon Border
Each wind tower is about 400 feet tall and highly visible from several miles away. The wind turbines have forever changed the natural scenic views in the Rowena area of the Gorge. This landscape has been largely unaltered since Lewis and Clark traveled through the Gorge two hundred years ago.
Jour 18 - Balade dans le Joshua Tree National Park
L'autre partie de ma journée. Le parc est à la convergence de 2 déserts distincts, Mojave Desert dans la partie haute la l'ouest et le Colorado Desert dans la partie est. Il est ceinturé par la faille de San Andreas
Ces fameux yuccas, nommés Joshua Tree, n'existerait qu'à cet endroit. Ils peuvent mesurer jusqu'à 30 pieds et croissent au rythme de 1 pouce par année...
Mount Hood - Oregon
Also Featuring: Mirror Lake, Barlow Road, Apple Valley Country Store which has DELICIOUS Huckleberry Milkshakes!....and beautiful Oregon wildflowers.
The song is You Are My Strength by Hillsong featuring Reuben Morgan.
Apple Valley Country Store - Hood River's most delicious destination. Apple Valley offers homemade pies, apple dumplings, old fashioned jams, and huckleberry milkshakes made right in their kitchen. Using fruit grown in Oregon and the Hood River Valley, their creations have been featured in Sunset Magazine, Gourmet, Bon Appetit, and others. A visit to the scenic Columbia River Gorge is not complete without stopping for a warm piece of pie and ice cream at Apple Valley.
Apple Valley Country Store is located at:
2363 Tucker Road
Hood River, OR 97031
In 1845, 53 year old Samuel K. Barlow of Illinois arrived at The Dalles. He became very disgruntled at the high tolls being charged to transport emigrants down the Columbia. He was also very concerned about the extreme hazards of the trip. Barlow scouted out a wagon road around the south side of Mt. Hood, which he began operating as a toll road in 1846. It was a very rough road, with trees and rocks making the journey even more difficult.
The Barlow Road was the last overland segment of the Oregon Trail before reaching the Willamette Valley. This road provided an alternative to the dangerous and expensive route that used rafts to transport wagons down the Columbia River. But it was not free. The Barlow Road was the first place on the 2,100 mile Oregon Trail where tolls were charged. When the road opened in 1846, tolls were $5.00 per wagon and 10 cents for every head of livestock. Five dollars was about one week's wages, but consider the alternative -- floating down the Columbia River in boats or rafts cost nearly $50.00! By 1863, tolls had changed to $2.50 per wagon and team, 75 cents for horse and rider, and 10 cents for other livestock.
The Barlow Road operated under many owners as a toll road from 1846 to 1919. There were no tolls after 1919 when the estate of the final owner deeded the road to the State of Oregon.
The Mount Hood National Forest maintains 40 miles of Barlow Road corridor. Much of the road on the Forest is still in use today for recreation activities. About 30 miles remain intact, but not always in a form you would expect. The Barlow Road underwent an evolution of travel modes--from oxen-pulled wagon to Model A Fords. In the Zigzag Valley, much of the original route is beneath U.S. Highway 26. Motorized travel meant mechanized re-routing and maintenance. The new motorized routes (including Mount Hood Loop Highway of 1924) left many isolated pieces of pristine wagon ruts. Rut traces are still visible today.
The ruts are actually a swale--a five to six foot wide trench worn out by the wagon and the stock that pulled them. Near Pioneer Woman's Grave, they get four to five feet deep. Fine traces exist within 200 feet of paved parking at Pioneer Woman's Grave and Barlow Pass. The one mile hiking trail from Barlow Pass to Pioneer Woman's Grave has some of the best rut traces to be seen; they are marked with rustic Original Wagon Route signs. There are also fine traces near Devil's Half Acre. Without formal maps, ruts on Laurel Hill are for the true rut nuts to search out. Wagons were lowered at Laurel Hill; a stump with rope burn was near the top of chute number two, but the marks have disintegrated through time.
Breathtaking Painted Hills, Oregon - 4K Nature Documentary Film
Written with the Creator’s invisible brush, famous Painted Hills in Oregon attract thousands of tourists annually. Welcome in a new documentary film in 4K (UHD) quality, which takes you into the magical scenery.
Painted Hills is the past, you can touch in the present and see it with my own eyes. Each layer of colored hills is a geological epoch. Unforgettable colors, scenery of unearthly beauty and amazing quality of the film will give you the feeling of presence at the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.
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Thor's Well - Cape Perpetua, Oregon
Thor's Well - Cape Perpetua is a large forested headland on the central Oregon Coast which projects into the Pacific Ocean. The land is managed by the United States Forest Service as part of the Siuslaw National Forest. Wikipedia