Upper McCord Creek Falls · McCord Creek · John B. Yeon State Park · Columbia River Gorge · Warrendale · Oregon · USA
I’d seen rare photos of Upper McCord Creek Falls taken from its base and have longed to explore the canyon from this vantage point, but I couldn’t figure just how people got down there. Turns out, it just took braving the steep incline beyond the viewpoint from which this falls is usually captured. I’ve never been a huge fan of western sword fern, but they proved trustworthy handholds on the steep, crumbly descent down. The views were well worth the effort and hollowed stomach to say the least, and the surprise heart-shaped spectral element in the lower left corner was a magical little discovery back home on the computer screen.
Prayers for an end to all the senseless violence and for the healing and safe-keeping of all those affected by the Aurora, Colorado, massacre.