Thursday, November 6, 2014

Geo 730: November 5, Day 674: Willamette Falls II

Even though, as I mentioned in the previous post, the water level was quite low for mid-October, the Willamette River is substantial even in dry conditions. Here we're looking at the upper portion of the amphitheater-shaped falls, and there's plenty of water moving.

This is an easy pullout on north-bound Route 205, which bypasses downtown Portland, and takes those of us from the Willamette Valley to PDX and The Columbia Gorge without dealing with the downtown's congestion. I don't believe there's access to this stop for those coming southward. It was the Gorge, in fact, that was our intended destination on this crisp fall day.

Photo unmodified. October 10, 2012. FlashEarth Location.

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