one of many small, unnamed waterfalls tumbling (frozen this day) over the cliffs of the Gorge into ponds, lakes and wetlands that all empty into the Columbia River, on the Oregon side.
Below is an 1880 photo taken by……………. of the same general spot, but from a slightly different angle. The photo is courtesy of the Wyeast Blog, which is a good source of Columbia River Gorge information.
“Palisades, Columbia River” This 1880s scene captured by Frank J. Haynes, official photographer for the Union Pacific Railroad. Crown Point (then called “Thor’s Heights”) and its lacy waterfall are the backdrop for what was known as Echo Bay in the early days of settlement.
Always a beautiful waterfall, Multnomah Falls was especially visual yesterday with the snow and ice. As I left it started to snow. Now, some twenty miles away to the west, Portland, Oregon is getting a strong dose of rare snow too.
I little canyon called Apple Canyon near Idyllwild, California. Normally to venture up such a place I would be looking for a stream or lake to fly fish. Not here. The rugged terrain was enhanced by the snags and clinging cloud.
“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be
satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”