I try to make an annual adventure to Oregon every summer. This year, Travel Oregon came up with a brilliant marketing plan called, The Seven Wonders of Oregon. This encourages people to explore all the great places Oregon has to offer and document it themselves. I couldn't pass up this opportunity, so I ventured to three of the seven.
First up is Mt. Hood. We went up to Timberline Lodge and played around in the snow. After eating and hanging around Government Camp, we headed down to a camping area near Ramona Falls.
We got to the camping area a little late so we had to hastily hike up to Ramona falls before it became dark out. The hike ended up being a little longer than we thought, but the falls made it all worth it.
When we got to the falls the sun was starting to set. We had to race back to the truck so we didn't get stuck in the darkness without any flashlights or warmer clothes. We made it just in time to eat some leftover fries and jump into our sleeping bags.
Next up is the Columbian River Gorge! This is one of my favorite places in Oregon because there is so much diversity. The place we explored this year was around Multnomah Falls.
We hiked up past the famous falls that everyone comes to admire and found some hidden gems that only folks, that were brave enough to cross wooden logs over the river, could get to.
The last wonder we went to, was the Oregon Coast. It was an incredibly clichè Oregon day with clouds and soft rain. That didn't stop us from enjoying some local Oregon beer and some chips and salsa on the beach as we watched the tide bring in all of the surfers.
This trip to Oregon was one of my favorite so far. I would have liked to go to more of the Seven Wonders but I ran out of time quickly. The places I got to go, the friends I made, and all of the amazing food I consumed made the whole experience exceptional. Oregon will forever be one of my favorite places, it really is wonderful.