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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Wahkeena Waterfall

This is the second posting of a waterfall from my day trip up the Old Columbia River Highway two weekends ago. This photo is of the lower portion of the two-tiered falls. The falls were originally known as Gordon Falls. In 1915, after the completion of the OCR highway, the falls were renamed to Wahkeena Falls – a Yakima Indian word meaning “most beautiful”.


  1. Indeed, most beautiful. A great photo!

  2. love the waterfall.

  3. And most beautiful it is! Gorgeous place and a fantastic capture for the W Day! I do love waterfalls!! Have a wonderful day!

    ABC Team

  4. always a sucker for a waterfall. and an alliterative one!
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  5. It truly is a beautiful falls so very well named. :)

  6. I'm loving that feathery effect! I must say that, to me, "Wahkeena" sounds more Hawaiian than Yakima Nation. lol

  7. "Most beautiful" says it, in any language.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  8. Surely an appropriate name! Gorgeous!!

  9. Gorgeous waterfall!

  10. Well, your waterfal is most beautiful. I could sure use a dip in that waterfall today. The temp. was 106F..too hot for any of us.

  11. Wooow! What an incredible shot! The colors are beautiful, and it' would make an amazing painting as well. :)

  12. Gorgeous!

    Would love you to peek at my ABC. You are welcome to come by anytime, have a nice day!

  13. What an outstanding photo shoot..it touches my heart.Thanks a million!!


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