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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”.

14 comments:

  1. Indeed, most beautiful. A great photo!

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  2. love the waterfall.

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

    Sylvia
    ABC Team

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

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

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

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

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

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  8. Surely an appropriate name! Gorgeous!!

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  9. Gorgeous waterfall!

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  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.

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

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  12. Gorgeous!

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

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

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