Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

The unusual heat and the adventurous family departed Portland this morning.  We traveled upriver to the Columbia River Gorge driving for only about an hour and half to our campsite. So, not really an official driving day.

Our first adventure was stopping at the Multnomah Falls to see one of America’s longest Falls. Mom and Dad were fine waiting at the lower Falls for a picture of the kiddies from the overlook bridge.

5 Aventurers at Multnomah Falls

The 5 Adventurers continued to Hood River which is renowned for the wind conditions on the Columbia making it a target destination for windsurfers and kitesurfing enthusiasts from around the world.

Hood River Wind-sport Enthusiasts

Our last notable stop was to visit Herman and his friends. Herman is 75 years old and is a bit photo shy. Perhaps you can see him below.

He weighs 500 pounds and is ten feet long.  I believe that he is one of the largest sturgeon found anywhere.

The Bonneville Fish Hatchery produces rainbow trout, steelhead, Chinook, and coho salmon. Also, it’s the home of some very large and impressive sturgeon.

We should probably add one more adventure on the day as Brian & Tiffany raised this tent for the first time and slept under the stars with the kids at a campground. Overall, a wonderful day in the Columbia River Gorge.

Tent Camping at Cascade Locks

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