We’ve had waterfalls on our bucket list for some time. The problem was identifying an area that housed significant and easily accessible locations where the weather and surroundings were conducive to producing compelling images, especially of “silky” water flow using longer shutter speeds. We opted for locations in Oregon, in particular the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area which houses better than 75 waterfalls and fast flowing creeks in a literal rainforest where ferns and moss supplement the vibrant greens from trees as they leaf out in early spring. The locations here were for the most part readily accessible either roadside or on well-maintained trails. We found the hiking exceptional with the proviso that many of the best falls were well above road level where the switch backs and rocky terrain were literal “lung burners” for photographers our age. It goes without saying that we required frequent rest stops given the equipment we had to tote up the slopes. Although the assent on these hikes was steep, it was well worth the effort.