|Columbia River from Women's|
|View looking across river from|
Women's Forum Overlook
The second day spent along the river was much faster paced. We drove east on I-84 which hugs the river. We enjoyed the scenery at the few view points that are available, the town of Cascade Locks, and the Bradford Island Visitor Center which is at the Bonneville Lock and Dam. This visitor center has exhibits related to the locks and dam as well has some history of the Columbia River. It also has viewing windows into the fish ladder so you can see fish swimming by. The top of the fish ladder funnels down to a scant 18 inches wide and goes by a window so the fish can be counted.
|Bonneville Hydroelectric Dam|
|Fish going through counting tunnel|
|End of the Oregon Trail site|
We took the long route home from Fort Vancouver to go to the "End of the Oregon Trail" on the south side of Portland. We got there late so we didn't have time to tour the inside exhibits but we walked around the grounds and read the interpretive signs, which ultimately, told us what we wanted to know.
|Bridal Veil Falls|
|Columbia River Gorge along I-84|
|Mount Hood from Panorama Viewpoint|
|Fort Vancouver outside|
|End of the Oregon Trail plaque|