A Sunny Saturday in Oregon

For 400 days of the year, it rains in Oregon, so when the skies are clear and the sun is out, I try to enjoy it as much as possible.  This collection of photos started with getting up at 1am and driving out to the town of Mt Hood, located just south of Hood River.  

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Exploring Eastern Parts of the Gorge

Typically when people think of the Columbia River Gorge, they think of places like Multnonmah Falls, the Eagle Creek trail, Beacon Rock, etc., but often people don't realize there is a lot more to the gorge including an abundance of lesser known waterfalls, a boatload of hikes and the original Columbia River Highway.  

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Light Pillar at Cape Kiwanda

One of the other beautiful sunsets I was able to witness over these gloomy winter months was out at Cape Kiwanda.  I've been here several times (as you can see by viewing images in my PNW gallery), but this is the first time I have experienced a light pillar.  Actually, I'm pretty sure this is one of the only times I have even seen a light pillar, let alone photographed one.  

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