My brother, parents and I recently went on our first family vacation in more than ten years. We explored Portland, OR and some of the state’s finest natural offerings: Mt. Hood, The Columbia River Gorge, Bend, old volcanic remains and Silver Falls State Park. While the long hours in the small rental car proved too much for my family (it will probably be our last family vacation for a long time…) I did get some shots of some amazingly beautiful scenery.
Multnomah Falls in the Columbia Rive Gorge
A creek on the hike to the top of Multnomah Falls
My brother and parents making the trek to the top of Multnomah Falls
Multnomah Falls trail sign
Rainy day at Multnomah Falls
Lower half of Multnomah Falls
The first (brief) glimpse of Mt. Hood
Mt. Hood through the trees
Mt. Hood through the windshield
The snow-covered Timberline Lodge at Mt. Hood–the hotel used in the opening shots of The Shining.
The upper dining area of Timberline Lodge
Fireside lounge area at Timberline Lodge–Mt. Hood, OR.
The snow was packed higher than the floor to ceiling windows….at the end of April!
The original fireplace and timbers at Timberline Lodge
Dining room at Timberline Lodge
Original light fixtures and timber at Timberline Lodge
Beautiful weather on our last day
a morning shot of one of Mt. Hood’s peaks