Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Multnomah Falls

Earlier this week we took the kids to see Multnomah Falls. It's spring break around here and Nate took a few days off work. We've used his days off to make some day trips around our area and see things we've wanted to see but haven't had a chance to do yet.

The kids were in awe of the waterfall. It is 611 feet tall. There are two tiers to the waterfall. The lower tier is a 69 foot drop while the upper tier is a 542 foot drop. The mist and spray from the waterfall did make it quite cool and chilly. 

We did hike all the way to the top with the kids. They did amazing. There were 11 switch backs and each time we saw one of the signs we'd have the girls read the numbers to us so we could see how much farther we had to go. We took many short breaks on the climb up.

Malakai was the luckiest one of us since he was on my back most of the time. He did walk for a very short period but then wanted to be carried again.

The view from the top was great! There was a little platform over the top of the waterfall so we could look down. I briefly looked over the edge but I'm terrified of heights, so I stayed back from the edge.

Nate took a picture that looked down over the waterfall. The cars in the parking lot below looked like tiny bugs!

A picture of most of the waterfall for a better idea of how tall it is.

Poor Malakai was one tuckered out little boy. I guess being carried up nearly 700 feet on a hike is just plain exhausting. Haha!

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