Multnomah Falls

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The Columbia River Gorge in Oregon has some of the most spectacular scenery all in one area that I have ever seen. There is an abundance of waterfalls, mountainous landscapes, and trails to explore. The main attraction seemed to be Multnomah Falls which is the waterfall with the cool bridge stretching across it. While we were there many of the trails were still pretty wet and icy but again if I had proper hiking boots I don’t think I would have any problems. Every inch of the park was covered in thick green moss or dead tree branches which, oddly enough, was eerily beautiful. I definitely think it would be worth seeing in the summer too when the flowers bloom and the air is crisper, but I really did love the serenity of winter.

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Coastline

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If I could just drive along the Pacific Coast forever I would be extremely happy. There is a beautiful view around every corner and little areas where you can pull over to enjoy. The scenery along the coast is unparalleled and I definitely plan on coming back on our next road trip. Our final destination for the day was the Tillamook Cheese Factory. They have some of the best grilled cheese and mac n’ cheese and they also sell ice cream and give out free cheese samples! Talk about heaven on Earth! There is also a shop where you can buy a million different types of cheese and a viewing area where you can see the factory workers making it. We headed back to Portland after this for dinner, drinks, and some sleepy time, ready to gear up for the next full day of adventuring.

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Oswald West

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Not too far down the road from Cannon Beach is Oswald West State Park which is even more beautiful than Cannon Beach if you can believe it. It takes a short hike through the woods to get to the small beach nestled between two mountains (one of which was covered in snow!) Parts of the beach are sand where others are covered in pebbles or driftwood and on one end there is even a waterfall! This beach has everything, even more puppers! I would highly recommend this location for anyone that ever wants to visit the Oregon Coast. There were a lot more trails out there as well time permitting. As usual my words don’t really do this place justice, it was just plain stunning. 10/10 would do again 🙂

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The Pacific

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I had never seen the Pacific Ocean in real life and boy was I stoked when we all piled into my friend Jordan’s car and drove over to Cannon Beach, Oregon. Our first glimpse was down the road and my brother Dan turned to see my expression which probably looked something like a giddy school girl. It was the freaking ocean!! I was beyond ecstatic. As the road gave way to sand our first order of business was to go touch the cold surf and take in the gorgeous view. Jordan’s pupper was having a blast as there seemed to be more dogs than people running about. This was just stop one as we drove further down the coast but this day was already gearing up to be my favorite.

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