45° 34′ 33.43″ N, 122° 6′ 55.31″ W - MULTNOMAH FALLS, OR.

The “lifestyle blogger” is not a hard species to spot in the wild. He is the one wearing long-unwashed 12.5 oz denim, carrying a handmade waxed canvas backpack and embarking on a brisk 5 mile hike to the top of the tallest waterfall in the State of Oregon in a Gitman Vintage button down and polka dot FairEnds cap.

Nursing a bit of a hangover and laced up comfortably in a pair of Danner Light II’s, this is exactly how yours truly embarked on our outing. Fortunately they had wisely thought to bring us out in pairs. Brad (Well Spent) apparently got the same wardrobe memo. After a short stop at the Vista House over looking the beautiful Columbia River, we were on our way to the trail head. Located east of Troutdale, between Corbett and Dodson, along the Historic Columbia River Highway, the hike up Multnomah Falls provided stark and stunning contrast to the downtown environs around the Ace where we had spent a few days kicking around. A gauntlet of picture taking tourists to navigate and some 15 switchbacks to start off with, our party quickly found its stride, gainly hoofing it the 620′ skyward, we “lifestyle bloggers”, all sweat-soaked oxford cloth and swampy denim, content to just keep pace with the legit outdoorsmen and women in the pack.
A huge debt of gratitude to the wonderful folks at Danner for showing us the best of their fair city. Looking forward to a return trip.

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  • http://thesawyercabinetco.tumblr.com Chris

    Love this place! Great photos! As far as the wardrobe memo goes, someone must’ve sent it back in time; while making a pit stop on tour with my band about 5 years ago, I fell into the river above the falls in a pair of LVC denim.

  • http://well-spent.com Brad

    Your intro is perfection.

  • Phil

    I first visited Multnomah Falls when I was 20 and haven’t returned since. Funny to think nearly 10 years have passed and so have my 20′s. I think a visit is in order before they’re gone. Cheers.

  • Mike

    Thanks for the great post - brings back many happy memories from my childhood

  • Lurker

    How the hell do you keep the boots from getting dirty….