[/caption] Winter has finally arrived in the Pacific Northwest and the early snow fall really pounded the mountains in the Cascades. The snow even reached the western foothills of Washington State and Oregon. I took this shot from the Women’s Forum near the Vista House on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge. I had to stand on the concrete part of the viewing platform in order to stand above the trees and I wasn’t able to use a tripod. You just want to make sure that you have a telephoto and keep a steady hand as well as turn on the IS to avoid any camera shake or blur.
[/caption] This may be the last photo showing a sunny and cloudless day along the Columbia River Gorge until next Spring! This photo was taken at the Women’s Forum, which is just above the Vista House and on the Oregon side of the Columbia river. The foothills of the Cascade mountains were dusted with snow and just a few days after I took this shot, the foothills got hammered with lots of snow. There are only a few more days left to view the fall foliage, along the Gorge before the leaves are completely gone, so now is the time to enjoy them.