Somehow I knew there had to be a great image lurking in the depths of that gorge. I could hear the waters rushing over the falls and down the gorge below as I hiked up the trail from Toketee Falls in Oregon. It was afternoon, and we'd just stopped there on our way to Crater Lake National Park from Portland after spending a week hiking in the nearby Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. All the other hikers passed right on by, but I decided to take a look. Jumping the guard fence, I found my self on the edge of a steep embankment that descended several feet to the edge of a 30 foot cliff that formed the edge of the gorge. Sliding down on my rear, I managed to make my way down to the edge of the drop very carefully. I'm not good with heights, so it was with much trepidation that I carefully lowered my center of gravity as much as possible, before delicately setting up my tripod in such a way that my camera would have a good vantage point overlooking the gorge. And the scene that greeted my lens is the one you see here.