June 7, 2013

Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

Photograph by Ethan Welty, Aurora

Hikers approach the Lower Oneonta Falls in the Pacific Northwest's Columbia River Gorge, a waterfall-rich span of wilderness and a favorite summer destination of Facebook fan Jennifer Gulizia.

Covering nearly 300,000 acres in southern Washington and northern Oregon, the canyon offers kayaking, windsurfing, and fishing year-round. Not an outdoor sport enthusiast? Sip your way through the Gorge on a wine tour, visit a museum, or hop aboard a stern-wheeler for a scenic river cruise.

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