2007-01-28 23:40 in /photo/weekly
We drove out to the gorge this afternoon and walked around Wahkeena and Multnomah Falls, and had brunch at the Multnomah Falls Lodge (highly recommended). One thing I wondered from previous trips to the gorge was how the pros manage to get photos of these places without any people in them. Today I learned that going during the winter is one potential answer (although this photo has obvious snow that isn’t in most photos of this waterfall).
As an aside, the visitor center at Multnomah Falls claims that 2 million people visit the falls every year. I’m a little skeptical, since I can’t figure out how the parking and other facilities could possibly handle an average of 5500 people a day. That’s one person every 15 seconds around the clock. When you consider that a weekend day in the summer probably gets several times the average, it gets really hard to believe.