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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Viewing Shepperds Dell Falls Close-Up

Shepperds Dell waterfall ©www.hoodphotography.com

I visited a new spot right up the Columbia River Gorge from my home this past weekend. I have driven through the unassuming tract of land called Shepperds Dell probably a hundred times and never pulled over to check it out. I am so glad I did this time! While the rest of the waterfalls along the Old Columbia Highway were packed with visitors, my son and I enjoyed visiting the Shepperds Dell area entirely by ourselves. The incredibly short walk down about 6 stairs and around a paved bend leads you this viewpoint smack dab in the middle of a gorgeous two tiered waterfall! This is a close-up view of the rushing waters. I will post another photo of the falls from another vantage point tomorrow.

Shared On:Our World; Sweet Shot Tuesday; Nature Notes; ABC Wednesday


  1. I like this close up.

  2. Yep, it's one of the Gorge's hidden gems. Just off the highway too! You need to check out Elowah Falls, if you've never been. It's my favorite Gorge waterfall. Hike some trails for me....I probably have at least a month 'till my foot is healed enough to get outside.

  3. lots of water; I LOVE running water.


  4. Beautiful shot of the running water!

  5. Lovely!
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  6. Beautiful, and atmospheric waterfall photograph.
    Joy - ABC Team

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  8. Looks just like a watercolour painting. - Margy


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