Washington, Oregon & the Pacific Northwest - Columbia River Gorge (PDF Chapter)

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Washington, Oregon & the Pacific Northwest - Columbia River Gorge (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Columbia River Gorge chapter from Lonely Planet’s Washington, Oregon & the Pacific Northwest guidebook.

Dividing Oregon and Washington is the spectacular Columbia River Gorge, which was carved some 15,000 years ago by cataclysmic glaciers and floods. Driving east from Portland has you passing high waterfalls and nearly vertical mountain walls, that parallel the mighty Colum-bia.

  • experience iconic Multnomah Falls and dozens of other lush, gushing waterfalls up and down the gorge
  • maps
  • hike through Dog Mountain’s evergreen forests and wildflower magic to outrageous views of the Gorge
  • transport
  • head under the river at Bonneville Dam to watch and become mesmerized by salmon cou-rageously migrating upstream
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: The Western Gorge & Columbia River Highway, Cas-cade Locks, Across the Border, Hood River, The Dalles & Around, Eastern Gorge.

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