|| DISCOVER || “Becoming free is learning about yourself; the scared and the insecure, the brilliant and the bold. Embrace both and the journey is yours and yours alone. No longer are you following another’s directions and your path and purpose will present themselves. Only then might you find another wandering soul doing the same thing, who can walk with you but on their own journey. All of a sudden you might find a shared passion and a wrinkled map on the trail that makes sense.” Riitta Klint * * * * * * Great way to end the weekend. Spent ripping on trials, swimming with little kiddos, walks along the creek, hanging out with friends!
One of the gnarliest trips in quite a while—up and over Stevens Pass in the North Cascades during a day when gusts shut down ski area chair lifts and reports called for 15 inches of fresh. We hit the top and started down just half an hour before authorities closed the road due to high winds and whiteout-conditions. #seriouswinter#snowday#northwestisbest
⠀ Photo by @jessecobbphoto Location: #bridalveilfalls, one of the most pristine waterfalls of the #columbiarivergorge, 27 miles east of Portland. Pictures cannot properly do justice to the falls or the surrounding area. The falls is the only one in the area which occurs below the #historiccolumbiariverhighway - the base of the falls standing probably no more than 20 vertical feet above the #columbiariver. The reason for this appears to be partially that Bridal Veil Creek is more or less the largest stream draining from #larchmountain, and as such, it has worn down the mountainside much more significantly than its neighboring streams. The ubiquitous Columbia Gorge basalts are seen on the bluffs north the falls, but this is the only fall along the Old Highway where the underlying rock structure isn't blatantly obvious. On an interesting geologic note, early in the 20th century, the tiers of the falls were dramatically different in stature. The upper tier was a good 30 feet taller and the lower tier was half its current size. The creek squeezed through a narrow notch, perhaps no more than 3 feet wide between the two drops, but debris has since filled in the gap, and resulted in the waterfall appearing as it does today. ⠀ Tag your Oregon photos & videos #bestoforegon to be featured.
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