Monday, February 27, 2006

Multnomah Falls

Multnomah Falls is part of a chain of waterfalls that people go to see near Portland, in the Columbia River Gorge. In the winter, ice builds up near the base of the waterfalls; a couple of weeks ago the mound had grown really huge at this particular spot.

I've posted a high-resolution version of this photo at Flickr.


Suhail said...

Wow! Never heard of ice formation at waterfalls.

12:29 PM  
Amardeep said...

This waterfall is so high (nearly 600 feet) and narrow that some of the water has time to freeze in the long fall, especially if the temperature drops well below freezing (which doesn't happen too often in Portland, I gather).

It doesn't hurt that the water is very cold to begin with -- coming straight out of glaciers.

1:47 PM  
Suhail said...

Those are some amazing facts. Thanks!

3:25 PM  
ana beynaam said...

i'm really glad that you got to visit the falls. . .i don't know if the trail was clear for you to walk up on

2:41 PM  

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