Up until recently I did not even know how to say the name of this famous waterfall.
This natural wonder attracts approximately 2.5 million visitors per year, ranking Multnomah Falls as Oregon’s #1 visited natural attraction.
Multnomah Falls plummets 620 feet in two major steps. The upper fall plunging 542 feet the lower fall 69 feet distinguishing Multnomah Falls as the highest waterfall in the state of Oregon and second highest in the nation. In springtime, snowmelt additionally supplies the falls, greatly increasing the flow, width and intensity of the falls’ powerful roaring sound.
The only things that drowned that sound was the number of tourists visiting and the trains that were passing by at regular intervals right in front of it which I found a bit odd for such a beautiful place.
When my friend Steve Kendall and I arrived here on my way back to the airport, the light was harsh and the place was crowded. A little bit of patience led to a short period of better light and fewer people. Multiple Long Exposures helped remove the few stragglers who lingered on to have their pictures taken from the Benson bridge that takes visitors over the lower falls.