We had a nice day – instead of hiking uphill, we were now hiking downhill. Wow, did we make better time. I will admit, however, that the days of thinking how long it would take to go 4 miles are way different now that I am old man compared to the youthful remembrances of being a teenager tearing through the forests. I also admit appreciating the beauty of the trees and forests in addition to just beautiful panoramas.
After we were down, we stopped at Multnomah Falls on the way back into Portland. Ridiculous how breathtaking it is to be near such an incredible waterfall. There was no danger of us trying to hike to the top – and the fact that a landslide had made the trail to the lookout impassable certainly made for a peculiar decision for any who would continue up the hillside.