I went to Oregon last August to see the complete solar eclipse as well as to spend time on the coast. I drove up through the Columbia River Gorge and decided to go to Elowah Falls on the way since it was on my bucket list.
Unfortunately I was having a little arthritis flareup at the time, so the hike in was a bit slow and painful — lots of limping. Nonetheless, I saw the falls (two days in a row at that!) and managed to get a few photos. Not exactly what I wanted, because my foot just wouldn’t allow me much mobility, but it was way better than nothing.
The Eagle Creek Fire started less than two weeks later and the trail is still closed. I’m so glad I limped in while I could.