Portland Mercury: The Falls of History and God

26 06 2014

In my first article for the Portland Mercury I encourage people to visit some of the area’s waterfalls for more than just their inherent beauty. From the article:

“Some waterfalls are more than just pretty places to visit. While the opportunity to prance around in a forested scene straight out of a Kinkade-ian masterpiece is typically inspiration enough to seek one out, sometimes you want more from your experience. Luckily, there are a number of waterfall hikes in the Portland area that dangle alluring carrots of added interest, like “fascinating regional history” or “a chance to commune with a faith-based deity.” So for those of you who need a little extra motivation to get your butt outside and next to a beautiful waterfall, here you go.”

Click here to read the entire article.



Picture of the Week: Coopey Falls

11 02 2013

One of the lesser known and least visited waterfalls on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge, the top of Coopey Falls is visible from a viewpoint on the Angel’s Rest Trail. However, the best view of the falls is at the base, which happens to be on the grounds of the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist Convent. Not to worry though. If you ask for permission the sisters are more than happy to let you visit the falls. Click on pic for larger view.