2009 Bill and Roz Visit
Tuesday, Ed and Bill decided to go back to the gorge for more extensive hiking. Andrea and Roz hung out in HIllsboro with Andrea's friend, Amy.
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Our hike started at Horsetail Falls, and went up toward Triple Falls.

Our hike started at Horsetail Falls, and went up toward Triple Falls.
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Nice view of the Columbia from the trail.

Nice view of the Columbia from the trail.
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Ponytail falls is upstream from Horsetail falls. You can walk behind this waterfall.

Ponytail falls is upstream from Horsetail falls. You can walk behind this waterfall.
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Tiny waterfall in the runoff from Ponytail Falls.

Tiny waterfall in the runoff from Ponytail Falls.
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View from behind the falls.

View from behind the falls.
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A banana slug about six inches long. Not fun to step on.

A banana slug about six inches long. Not fun to step on.
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Another nice view of the river.

Another nice view of the river.
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A bridge over Oneonta Gorge. We went partway up this gorge at the end of the hike.

A bridge over Oneonta Gorge. We went partway up this gorge at the end of the hike.
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A logjam at the top of Oneonta Falls looking downstream. This is not the same logjam we saw later from the downstream mouth of this gorge.

A logjam at the top of Oneonta Falls looking downstream. This is not the same logjam we saw later from the downstream mouth of this gorge.
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Oneonta Falls? Not sure.

Oneonta Falls? Not sure.
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We wanted to go up to triple falls, but there was a bridge out, and we were running out of time, so we did not take this side trip.

We wanted to go up to triple falls, but there was a bridge out, and we were running out of time, so we did not take this side trip.
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Making sure I know where we are...

Making sure I know where we are...
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Just crossed Oneonta Creek on stepping stones.

Just crossed Oneonta Creek on stepping stones.
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The mouth of Oneona Gorge.

The mouth of Oneona Gorge.
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The Oneonta Logjam. I crossed this a couple of years ago, but it was particularly slippery this day.

The Oneonta Logjam. I crossed this a couple of years ago, but it was particularly slippery this day.
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Time for a drink.

Time for a drink.
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A shot up Oneonta Gorge from the rock I was sitting on.

A shot up Oneonta Gorge from the rock I was sitting on.
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Oneonta creek.

Oneonta creek.
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More Oneonta gorge and logjam shots

More Oneonta gorge and logjam shots
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More stepping stone fun

More stepping stone fun
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Union Pacific freight running along the river.

Union Pacific freight running along the river.
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Sign along the road walking back to the car. Time to head back so we can go sailing again.

Sign along the road walking back to the car. Time to head back so we can go sailing again.