I had a meeting at Multnomah Falls yesterday and it's gorgeous there right now.. the Maples are gold and orange and there were lots of visitors enjoying the waterfall. I snapped a few photos after the meeting.
The meeting was a committee from our Board of Directors that meets with the USFS Site Manager to discuss what projects we'd like to accomplish in 2014. My request is that we look at getting some of the trees trimmed a bit as they are closing in the view there of the falls from the plaza by the lodge. We also plan to put new flooring behind the visitor information counter and in the USFS office.
I had to walk up towards the falls to get close enough to get a shot, since the trees are closing in on the view.. walking back down I thought I'd share a shot of the other side of Multnomah Creek, the beautiful cliff wall with it's fluorescent lime green mosses and lichen and gold and orange maple leaves.
The lodge really shines in the Fall when the maples are gold and orange behind it and the mosses are glowing and moist. The Visitors Center is on the bottom left with all the doors. Did you know the lodge almost burned down in 1991? I was the Executive Director of Vista House at the time and was invited to the fire camp at Rooster Rock State Park for the debriefing given by the fire chiefs and USFS for me to share with the staff and volunteers at Vista House. It was a scary time, the fire crept down within feet of the cedar roof - which had been sprayed with fire retardant foam.
As FOMF volunteers, we have parking passes to use the USFS parking spot just over the creek. This is a shot of the falls from there.
Our little guys dressed for Halloween.
My daughter Amy in Ohio sent this shot of her husband and two girls and their neighbors after they returned home from trick-or-treating.. all drenched with rain. :-) Jenna far left and Paige on the right. Her husband Jay in on the right.
My son Shawn and his wife Beth drove down to a family wedding in Los Angeles last weekend. Our grandsons Michael (tallest) and Gabriel dressed for the wedding. Wow, they look nice!
Today I'm going to pack up the Halloween decor and put out a few turkeys. I'll show you on my next post. Enjoy your weekend!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)