We visited Multnomah Falls two days ago. The river you see below is the Columbia, which starts in Canada and runs through several US states.

After hiking to the top of the main falls, we chose to follow the river further up the mountain. We didn’t stay on the trail, but instead decided to walk up the river, stone by stone. At one point, we had to shimmy across this fallen log, to continue on our path.

Finally, we came to a hidden treasure: a second waterfall that was secluded by cliffs on three sides.

As an old native american proverb points out, to the unaware adventurer, one notices the greatness of the width and height and length of the Columbia River Gorge, but often overlooks the important fourth dimension of the place, which is time.

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