Monday, June 1, 2009

Adventure Spots - Ours and Yours


It's June. Officially a summer month, and one I have always loved. It's also a time when I start thinking about having an adventure...to some beautiful, place more distant than my town. Last summer we had a wonderous trip through the western national parks, and spent a little time on the Oregon coast.

The Columbia River gorge is beautiful - lush and exotic, fragrant, and heady with motion and sound. The waterfalls are astounding - and we love Multomah falls particularly. There's an upper and lower falls, with hiking paths for those who want to get up close and personal. The regular tourist path is paved, and leads you to this footbridge, spanning the cliff walls between upper and lower falls. Stunning.

Where is one of your favorite adventure spots, and why does it touch your soul?

13 comments:

Teresa said...

Wow...this is really a great shot. You should enter it into the National Geographic contest. I love it.

Wildflower Studio (Michelle Dransart) said...

An Adventure sounds so good! Its hard for me right now with my little ones, but before kids, I used to LOVE to travel all over the world and experience different cultures. A few that touched my soul were the islands Indonesia and Macchu Picchu in Peru (we had hiked the Inca trail to get there).
Lately adventure consists of spontaneously packing the kids up into the car and heading out to the beach or lake and seeing how long they can last! LOL, Can't wait to travel again! Have so much fun on your adventures this summer!

Char said...

oh!!! I got to visit this when I was in Portland in December (or was it November?). Love this place. Beautiful shot.

Thanks for visiting my blog today. I made sure I clicked the follow button so I can visit again. :)

ols1 said...

It is a great shot!! Waterfalls give off such a positive energy. I love anywhere near the ocean - although we are now in winter (how weird is that?) so no ocean trips for a while :)

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

We are hoping to venture back to the Pacific Coast this year. Last year, Cody and I went to Big Sur......it was an amazing trip! This year, we are going back, but this time to the Oregon Coast!

Keri said...

What a beautiful waterfall. I've been wanting to visit Oregon and falls like these are just one more reason for me to go!

My favorite adventure spot is the Mayan Riviera. My husband and I were married there, and the drive through the Sian Ka'an biosphere holds special memories for us.

Chris said...

Wow! I soooo want to go out west again. It's been several years and I always find it so fascinating and magical. That waterfall looks incredible!

I had a blast in Hawaii last summer on my honeymoon (Kauai and Maui), but another beautiful place I've been to is the Adirondacks. I went there in '07 and I'm lucky enough to be going again this August. It's absolutely gorgeous out there! And I always loved going up north to Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Canada. But yes, the west always calls to me... :)

MaryAnn Ashley said...

I've always wanted to hike the Columbia River Gorge... I back packed in the Olympic Peninsula & loved it... maybe one day with my girls, we'll spend some time along the Columbia River too. We'll be in Yosemite in a couple of weeks. Going to the zoo today:)

Relyn said...

OH, you make me so eager for July. Can't wait to get home. One of my soul spots is Crater Lake. We always stay at Wilson's Cottages and Campgrounds. You know, I enjoy that as much as my time at the lake.

Sandy K. said...

I am getting wanderlust again just reading all your posts! What a well-traveled/adventurous group of bloggers we are - excellent! I haven't traveled much outside the U.S. and Canada - but we adored Costa Rica two years ago. There's a slide-show of images at the bottom of the blog. Crater lake is beatiful, and I've noted the name of he campground - thank you.

Barefoot from Heaven said...

What a wonderful picture. You did great here. How I would love to visit Oregon some time.

My favorite spot on this planet is Emerald Lake BC Canada. My hubby and me were there on our honeymoon. Loved the area, love Canada.

Barefoot from Heaven said...

What a wonderful picture. You did great here. How I would love to visit Oregon some time.

My favorite spot on this planet is Emerald Lake BC Canada. My hubby and me were there on our honeymoon. Loved the area, love Canada.

Grey Street Girl said...

I love Oregon! That shot is amazing. Thanks for taking me back!