January 30, 2015, 12:21:39 AM

Author Topic: Columbia Gorge Advice  (Read 134 times)

jeanluc

  • PowerShot G1 X II
  • ***
  • Posts: 38
    • View Profile
Columbia Gorge Advice
« on: January 29, 2015, 03:44:16 PM »
Planning to spend a few days in the Gorge first third or so of May. Just wondering if anybody here has any good advice on if this is a good time to go or not, good locations to stay, etc. Any specific location advice (ie when to be where etc), or gear advice appreciated! . Thanks for any/all help!

canon rumors FORUM

Columbia Gorge Advice
« on: January 29, 2015, 03:44:16 PM »

Mt Spokane Photography

  • EF 50mm F 0.7 IS
  • ***********
  • Posts: 9585
    • View Profile
Re: Columbia Gorge Advice
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2015, 10:16:55 PM »
Wind and Rain, Rain and Wind.  Of course, I've seen it Snow too, even in June!  I've also seen beautiful weather, so its always a unknown.
 
Are you taking one of the tour boats, driving, or what?  I've only driven it several times, I did not think there was much to see from the highway, its so big that it overwhelms me.  I usually drive the Oregon side.
 
 
There are lots of tourist attractions, and some very fine wineries by the hundreds near the Tri Cities, and Near Walla Walla.  Lots of Wind Surfers in the Hood River, but May can be spotty.  http://bleacherreport.com/articles/118623-windsurfing-the-columbia-river-gorge 
 
http://www.portlandspirit.com/sternwheeler.php
 
There are some wonder waterfalls on the Oregon side
 
http://www.clippervacations.com/portland-activities/columbia-gorge-waterfall-tour/
 
Palouse Falls on the Washington side.  The wheat will be coming up in The Palouse Country too, miles and miles of green rolling hills.

jeanluc

  • PowerShot G1 X II
  • ***
  • Posts: 38
    • View Profile
Re: Columbia Gorge Advice
« Reply #2 on: Today at 12:13:01 AM »
Driving, main focus would be to shoot some of the waterfalls, creeks etc in the area.

canon rumors FORUM

Re: Columbia Gorge Advice
« Reply #2 on: Today at 12:13:01 AM »