The world famous Vista House is one of the most photographed locations in the Gorge. With good reason too. Dedicated almost 100 years ago in 1918, it sits proudly at 733 feet above the mighty Columbia atop Crown Point, an area that was often referred to as "Thor's Heights". In short, this is where I would live if I were to design the ultimate "house." Not because of my Thor-Like biceps*, but because of it's pure awesomeness.
Although the Vista House is an excellent stopping point as you travel along the Historic Hwy, an even better stop is at the Women's Forum Viewpoint just west of the Vista House. From this point photographers capture the iconic view of the Gorge seen on millions of postcards since 1918.
Although this location is anything but obscure, I feel like it's a must for inclusion in our ongoing project. We gave it a shot on our way back from Portland recently, but being the perfectionist that I am, the lighting wasn't quite good enough. I'll be back soon when time allows, but in the meantime, here's a quick shot pulled from the lapse that just won't make the cut.
*And when I say "Thor-Like Biceps", I mean the opposite of that thing.