The sun has been shining in Portland! We've been trying to soak it up all we can, but the one day last week Tanner and I had off together, it rained. Of course.
Still, hiking in Portland is gorgeous no matter the weather. And rain makes everything so amazingly green. I can't get over it. My friend the other day was describing the beautifully mountainous corners of Oregon and said: "it's like 'effing Narnia!" It was hilarious at the time she said it, but I can't dispute that yes, there are parts of Oregon that feel like you just dunked your head in the center of a C.S. Lewis novel.
Now, the adventure we went on was more of an allusion to... erm... *cough* Twilight *cough* than Narnia, but hey, I guess that reference still does it justice. I mean, if I say Twilight you start thinking of giant mossy trees, misty meadows, raging waterfalls and sparkly vampires, right? Just subtract the vampires and you've basically got Silver Falls State Park. (Actually, I can't be absolutely sure there weren't sparkly vampires, so don't quote me on that.)
We did the Trail of Ten Waterfalls, which was eight miles and... you guessed it... ten waterfalls long. I brought my new 50mm lens and very quickly learned that a portrait lens was the incorrect choice for a waterfall hike. I had to keep backing up to try and get the entire waterfall into one shot, and there's only so much backing up you can do before you fall over a cliff. Whoops. But I still managed some nice close-up shots and a lot of the back of Tanner's head. (He's camera shy. Or... artistically pensive. It's a toss up.)
Without further ado, here are the adventure photos for today. Keep a sharp eye out for vampire photo bombs.