Day 99: Something Beautiful—Oregon’s Multnomah Falls

Something Beautiful is a self-imposed initiative to find a visual feast for each day of the year. 

At one time, I believed incredible waterfalls were in far off exotic  places. Since then I have seen surprising falls in Iron River, Wisconsin and the extraordinary caves of Hocking Hills, Ohio. This experiment in beauty finding introduced me to another American waterfall that is stunning. On the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge along the historic Columbia River Highway is Multnomah Falls. There is some question about the meaning of the word. Of native American origin, some say it is the name of the people who founded the area. Others say it means “down the river.” A spectacular two tiers, the falls drop in two major steps: 542 feet (165 m) upper falls and 69 feet (21 m) lower falls of 69 feet (21 m). Multnomah Falls is the tallest waterfall in Oregon. The United States Forest Service claims it is the second tallest year-round waterfall in the United States. The United States by the World Waterfall Database says 137th.

Regardless of position in the falls wars, it is much more than falling water—it is paradise.


About vbassoc

Donna Van Bogaert is a researcher and consultant in the field of cognitive styles, health communication, and organizational communication and behavior. Her business, Van Bogaert & Associates, Inc., specializes in cognitive-based coaching, management consulting, and leadership development. When the winds are blowing her way, she travels and talks about workplace potential and creative problem solving. In another life, Donna sings jazz. For a very long time, she fronted two 18-piece big bands —All That Jazz (Madison, WI) and The Gardenia Big Band (Rockford, IL). She currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio where, in a third parallel universe, she leads a media branch of a national research institute. Mostly she has returned to painting, poetry, and plotting the next chapter of her life.
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2 Responses to Day 99: Something Beautiful—Oregon’s Multnomah Falls

  1. Vicki says:

    It’s Rivendell!!

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