Parka: Forever 21 | Active pants: H&M | Shoes: Reebok
Portland has been on my must visit list for a long time and I finally had an excuse to visit during the weekend because my brother was running a marathon there. We had a yummy breakfast at Screen Door before heading to Multnomah Falls. At that point it was already rainy and cold so we just snapped a few photos and walked up towards the bridge before we decided we didn’t want to get that soaked trying to hike all the way up the waterfall.
However, we got soaked anyway LOL. We found our way en route towards the Oneonta Gorge, which was a fun and kinda scary (mostly because I can’t swim) hike through rocks, freezing water, and fallen trees to get to Oneonta Falls. Several people told us that the water at its highest goes up to your chest, but the rain made it deeper and the currents were stronger on this day. Since the guy behind us decided to dip as soon as the water went above our calves, we were the only ones there until we crossed paths with a couple who warned that the water was a lot deeper at a certain area (the guy who was about 6 foot tall said it went up to his neck). There was this scary moment where I disturbed a fallen tree trunk and the current pushed it towards me, trapping my ankle under the trunk and almost taking me either with it down the river or underwater. I did finally free myself and climbed over it and only came out with a bruised foot and ankle but I’m alive and everything else was fun so totally worth it haha. We did trek on even though the current was getting stronger down the river as we were trying to go up it (a great workout) until we spotted the waterfall. My brother went to check the water level and decided it was too deep for us to go any further. Although we did not get as close to the waterfall as we would’ve liked, this was a fun and memorable adventure!
Part 2 & 3 coming soon!