Ohhhhh my gosh, this place is spectacularly gorgeous. On the drive there, I told Levi, "THIS feels like America." That was the only way I knew how to describe what I was feeling. I guess what I meant was that I could picture what it was like when early settlers arrived. It felt rugged and natural. And strong and powerful. And beautiful beyond belief.
We took about a hundred thousand pictures. It was hard not to. Every step closer we got to the falls, the more beautiful everything became. I ran around in shock from all the trees. I told Levi that it felt like Disneyland. I climbed a stone wall to rub the moss on a tree. I totally gave myself away as a Southern California tourist...
(when the world slips you a jeffrey, stroke the furry... tree? anyone?)
(I managed to get the top in the picture!! Not easy.)
(enjoying the mist)
If you're ever in the Portland area, please go!!!!