Multnomah Falls is a two-tier waterfall.
From below, you can look up and up, and still you are not yet looking at the top of the falls.
In 1995, a 400-ton boulder fell from the face of the upper falls.
As you climb the trail leading to the top of the cliff, you gradually begin to feel the relationship between human beings and the rest of the natural world.
As I climbed, I saw a sign that said “Switchback 4 of 11.” I couldn’t believe that we were less than halfway to the top.
Along the trail beyond the lower falls, as we met couples, families, and individual hikers, we felt a bond of pride: “We are hanging in there, staying strong.”
The total height of the falls is 620 feet.
Sometimes what human beings have not touched can surpass in beauty what has been artfully constructed and aesthetically arranged.