Saturday, August 18, 2012

Day 17, 18 and 19: The Falls, Picnics and Games Outdoors

It's the weekend!  With the heat at its peak for the summer thus far, I hope you are staying cool and hydrated! 

Day 17:  Visit the falls in the area and take advantage of the naturally cooler climate.  Multnomah Falls and Silver Falls are each a beautiful site and experience for both visitors and locals. 

Multnomah Falls, a 611 foot waterfall provides an amazing site each time you visit, and trails leading to spectacular views from the top of the falls and overlooking the Columbia River Gorge.  No Northwest Forest Pass required.

Silver Falls, nestled near the base of the Cascade mountain range, offers the nationally recognized Trail of 10 Falls and the Canyon Trail, with a rain forest-like landscape, covered in moss, ferns, wildflowers and trees.  Daily day use: $5.

Did you miss Dr. Marc's list of favorite hikes?  Many of them include waterfalls and draw much less traffic than the large falls listed above. 

Day 18:  Picnic in the Park, city, on the waters edge or in your backyard.  Preparing a picnic lunch is a great way to change up the scenery, and you can do it fairly hassle-free and on the cheap!  Check out the New York Times' list of 101 Picnic Dishes for food inspiration!

Day 19:  Coordinate an evening of games.  Invite your friends out to the park or your backyard to enjoy frisbee, a game of volleyball, capture the flag or croquet!  Or string up some outdoor lights and move your card and board games outdoors.  Games with friends outdoors is a great way to make summer memories.

Enjoy your weekend!

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