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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Multnomah Falls Frozen!


What a day. We've had below-freezing temperatures for many days now. It's been clear, ultra cold, and a bit unusual for us. After my morning turn to Orange County, we headed east out of Portland up I-84 to Multnomah Falls. It's just up a ways past one of my favorite clothing-optional beaches (Rooster Rock), about 20 miles east of us up the Columbia River. The falls are one of the highest in the US. And right now, they're frozen! In fact, there were many such areas along the shear cliffs as we drove along. Amazing views. If you have never been here, it definitely needs to be on your list. And you wouldn't believe how many photographers were out there -- it was at least as busy as a summer day. Enjoy the pictures here.

14 comments:

Blair said...

How wonderful to be bundled up with you and enjoying such a beautiful afternoon! Didn't hurt to stop by Rocky Mountain Chocolate for a piece of dark chocolate during our retail therapy afterwards either....we have such a great life! I love you!

Michael Rivers said...

Great photo! It's freezing here in Minneapolis. I'm not sure if our falls ever freeze though?

We had a Montana Wall come thru--bringing all the cold. We need to get back up to our normal winter temps!

Ur-spo said...

brrrr!
whenever I start to shiver at our 'below 40' weather here, i remember folks like you, in 'real cold'.

anne marie in philly said...

currently 28 here in philly...

frozen falls...spectacular...and it indicates how REALLY cold PDX is right now...highly unusual.

stay warm...hug each other...and don't forget to include mason!

tomaspdx said...

What beautiful pictures!!!

wcs said...

Gorgeous! Our turn is about to arrive. Temperatures will go below freezing for the first time this year over the weekend. Brrrrr!

Lemuel said...

I don't think I'd want to be on a clothing optional beach in such weather! *grin*

The part of PA in which I grew up is mountainous (or as western folks used to the Rockies tells "hilly"). A fair number of roads were cut along such hills or there are natural cliffs and bluffs along the roads. Frequently ground water seeps through the exposed rocks and in the winter the water freezes. It is beautiful. To add to the beauty many times the bits of soil or minerals in the water add color to the frozen "water falls" and it is spectacular.

Stephen said...

What amazing photos!
I was just riffing on how odd it would be to be at Rooster Rock any day this week. Talk about shrinkage!

Greg said...

Those are beautiful photos! I hope that cold doesn't creep any further down here, or we'll be making snowmen on the beach.

RAD said...

awesome..now about those Thermal shots?

Rick said...

That's beautiful area anytime of year.

Java said...

And it was uncharacteristically hot over the summer. What's up with Portland?

bridgeout said...

I absolutely love Multnomah Falls! I hadn't been there for way too many years. And I never saw them frozen. Simply beautiful!

Mark in DE said...

Hey, I've been there! Great photos; so beautiful when its frozen.