The traveler: Darcy Sime of Alden, Minn.
The scene: After heavy rains hit the area in March, water powered down Multnomah Falls in Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge, a canyon that cuts through the Cascade Mountains.
The destination: Sime and her husband stopped at the waterfall during a trip to the West Coast in March. Several waterfalls spill through the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area (tinyurl.com/y8rrl89r), but Multnomah “is the most visited and most photographed,” she wrote in an e-mail. “With a drop of approximately 620 feet, it is the tallest waterfall in Oregon and is a beautiful sight.” The falls receives about 2 million visitors a year. A steep paved trail leads to Benson Bridge, which is seen in this photo, and spans the upper and lower falls. From there, a trail climbs further along a series of switchbacks rising 600 feet to the top of Multnomah Falls. The hike from the lodge to the upper overlook is 1.2 miles. “[The gorge] is only an hour from Portland and worth the visit,” Sime wrote.
Equipment: The photograph was made with a Nikon D500, with about a half-second exposure to capture the flow of water.
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