This month, I got to travel to the West Coast for a wedding in Sacramento and then my husband and I took a road trip up the Pacific Northwest. To say the landscape in the Pacific Northwest is beautiful would be an understatement. From the mountains to the lakes to the rivers, waterfalls, and coastal views, the sights were breathtaking! Definitely a photographer’s paradise!
The hike at Multnomah Falls up to the bridge is .2 miles and not bad at all. However, if you are planning to hike all the way up to the top of the waterfall, make sure you pack some water and have on a good pair of tennis shoes. Although it is only a 2.2 mile hike, you are hiking upwards so you get tired a lot quicker. We had to take a few short breaks on the way up. When we reach the top, we were greeted with a stream that led to a mini waterfall. There is a small platform up there overlooking the falls and the bridge beneath.
We were a little disappointed since we had hiked all that way only to find out that the view was actually better from the bottom of the fall. If you are into hiking then, by all means, go for it. But if you don’t care too much for the hike, then just hiking up to the bridge will be good enough because you are not missing much hiking all the way to the top.
Crater Lake was an amazing sight and definitely worth a stop if you’re driving through Oregon. Be aware that there are not many hotels available around this area so the drive from most hotels would be approximately 45mins to an hour. We stayed in Klamath Falls, and it took us about an hour to get to Crater Lake.
Another stop on our trip was Smith Rock National Park. I loved seeing all the beautiful rock formations. It reminded me a little of the the rock formations at Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs but less reddish in color.
I was so excited to go see Cannon Beach, but unfortunately, the day that we stopped by, it was so foggy and cold. I’m not sure if the weather is like this often, but it didn’t seem to stop many people from trekking out to the Haystack Rock and observing the marine life there. It also didn’t stopped me from snapping a gazillion pictures of this beautiful creation. Hopefully I’ll be able to come back on a clearer day when the tides are higher. Until then…