We left Dallas, Oregon, stopped & shopped at Salvation Army in Portland, and entered the Columbia River Gorge. We chose the scenic drive on 30 and came to a road closed barricade. Shannon turned quickly to avoid getting in a tight spot and we drove around a very long, curvy, hilly block. We attempted the scenic route again as we had noticed a road veering to the right of the barricade. Unfortunately, this was not a detour, but a 14 mile drive to Larch Mountain, and this road was closed 10 miles up as well! Driving and driving with no place to turn around. Eventually we made it back to the open road on interstate, but not before the van brakes failed and the motor home brakes started smoking on a steep down hill grade.
|a wild ride down Corbett Hill Rd|
|in front of the bridge|
|up on Benson Bridge|
|Meg likes the water too|
We walked back to our vehicle under the Union Pacific Railroad track beside the stream from the falls. Several trains thundered by while we visited here.
|from a distance, the entire falls|