|Upper Horsetail Falls, OR|
I got an early start on the trail above the campground to a couple of waterfalls. Since if was a clear day, I wanted to reach the falls before the sunlight broke over the sides of the Columbia Gorge. Unfortunately, I hiked almost a mile in the wrong direction, and by the time I reached Oneonta Falls, the sun was out. Upper Horsetail Falls (also sometimes called Ponytail Falls) was still in shade, and I'm happy with the photos. It is another waterfall with a cave behind it that you can use to cross behind the falls. More at today's LakeshoreImages page.
At Oneonta Falls there is a bridge that is damaged - a sign states it is safe for people to cross one at a time. I didn't see the damage, and it felt solid, but we all obeyed the sign! After Oneonta Falls, I backtracked to the part of the trail that went down to the Horsetail Falls parking lot & took a photo of the falls. Rather than climb half way up the side of the mountain to take the trail, I walked along OR 30 to get back to the campground. It parallels the railroad tracks, so I got to take a photo of one of the campground noise makers. Overall, I sure got my 2 miles in today. More like 4 miles and it felt like all of it was uphill!
Dinner was a Amy's Cheese Enchilada.
Until tomorrow -