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Bridal Veil Falls

Bridal Veil Falls

First glimpse of Bridal Veil Falls, scene of many weddings.

Bridal Veil Falls Bridal Veil Falls

Bridal Veil Falls

There are lots of wildflowers on the trail down to the falls, and on the scenic trail to the cliff face.

Trilium Possibly Woods Strawberry
Trilium ovatum. Also called
Western Wake-robin.
Fragaria vesca var. bracteata
or Woods Strawberry (?).
Lupine Possibly Cardamine cordifolia
Lupinis latifonius, perhaps.
Lupine, anyway.
Cardamine cordifolia, or
Large Mountain Bitter Cress (?).

Rhododendron macrophyllum

Rhododendron macrophyllum.

Looking west from the Bridal Veil overlook

This scene, looking west, is also from the scenic trail at Bridal Veil. The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area was formed in 1986, igniting all sorts of battles between various city, county, state, and federal agencies, plus landowners, timber companies, railroads, tribal councils, homeowners, farmers, etc., etc., etc. The question was asked, "What is the Columbia Gorge, anyway?" Well, it is lots of things: recreation area, scenic wonder, source of timber, good farmland, great place for summer homes, great place to live, wind surfing paradise, etc., etc. One thing it definitely is, is a transportation corridor. In this photo you can see the river, one of the two railroads, and one of the three highways which traverse the Gorge.

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