It’s been another beautiful few days in the amazing state of Oregon! We have made our way to the Northern part, with taking plenty of detours. We drove through Hood National Forest and I just about died when I saw campgrounds named Robinhood, Sherwood, and Little John. I am a Disney Fan, and a bit immature sometimes.
Anyways.. We booked our next campsite along the historic Highway 30, and wow this must be one of the prettiest drives we have taken. Everything is so green and most of the waterfalls are feet away from where you park, others are a short hike but well worth it…like this one :Multanomah Falls
Today we decided to go hiking along the Columbia River Gorge Trail. Our campground had a trail head right to it and we would be able to see 4-5 waterfalls on our way to our destination. Our final stop was the Multnanomah Falls Restaurant. We started at 10:30 and we were making pretty good time at the beginning. The first waterfall was 1.9 miles way called Ponytail Falls, it was the upper part to the lower Horsetail Falls. I loved this because you could walk under a cave around the back of the falls.
The next stop was Oneta Falls another 0.7 miles away. It wasn’t a large waterfall but it did have a bridge going right over it
At this point of the hike we had the option of hiking another 2.4 miles up to Triple Falls or continuing to our destination, we decided to go for the extra miles. The trail was 8/10 uphill and carrying Baby M on my front side did NOT make it any easier. But, it was so worth it.
My legs were starting to get sore at this point, but we kept trecking on. Another 1.9 miles to Multanomah Falls..this is were it became sketchy. Lots of overgrown Poison Oak and rocky parts. We made it to our final resting place after 4 hours and just about devoured our meals then hit the road again. We were able to make it to camp before sundown.
Thankfully Baby M was perfectly content in her carrier the entire time. Took 3 naps and I was able to feed her in the carrier which saved more time. She has been so great so far despite the teething!
I don’t recommend that hike to families with young kids because of the poison oak and stinging nettle. Otherwise babies in carriers are the way to go and of course a hiking friend is a must. Thankfully I had Baby M’s daddy to help me along all the complicated rocky stuff.
My whole body is extremely sore today…I see some donuts to cure my pain in my future 🙂 Off to the next stop!!