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Panther Creek Falls

The first stop after landing in Portland was to head North into Washington State and seek out this amazing waterfall. After navigating through some winding logging roads complete with downed trees and descending down the hillside holding on to a raggedy piece of paracord, I arrived at the bottom of this first set of falls along Panther Creek. The noise in this location was incredible, and the unrelenting mist soaked through all my gear and required frequent wiping of the lens and filters. I thought the rest of the trip would be hard-pressed to compete with such an amazing first exposure to Columbia River Gorge and the Pacific Northwest, but this area continued to surprise me over and over with lush green landscapes and wispy waterfalls throughout the rest of my trip.

Columbia River Gorge, WA

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