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The purpose of this blog is twofold. First and foremost it is in preparation for an upcoming class that I will be teaching at the Lister Academy - it will allow for me to experiment with the technology that we will be using in the class, plus give a forum for my students and I to stay connected.
Secondly, this blog gives a nice side-effect that our friends and family can see what we're up to during our travels. I hope that all viewers (students, colleagues, friends and family) will enjoy the posts and feel free to leave your own comments.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Multnomah Falls

The best part of the excursion today was the stop at Multnomah Falls. This is the second tallest continuously flowing waterfall in the US, and is really beautiful. We had an hour and a half here and it was plenty of time to hike up and back. The hike up was only a mile and a half, but rather steep - lots of switchbacks. In truth, the bottom was the best place to appreciate the waterfall, since the platform at the top is situated a bit back so that you can't really see over the edge. The view from the top is beautiful, though, positioned right over the Columbia River (check out the video from the top). As you can see in the pictures, the waterfall is in two parts and the mist is splendid when you're standing on that bridge. Just like in the redwoods, it's hard to capture something so large in pictures, but we did our best.

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