We had just enough time to pull into a parking spot (lucky!) and walk up to the platform at the base of Wahkeena Falls. It was interesting to feel the temperature drop what felt like 20 degrees as we approached the falls in the shade.
I know that we will plan another trip to specifically visit this beautiful stretch of the Columbia River Highway. This was just to wet our whistle. Since it was a holiday weekend, there were a lot of people on the road, trails and standing on the platforms, yet it was unexpectedly quiet. It was as if the natural beauty brought out the respectful side of everyone. The crowd was reverent.