An 80 mile long canyon found between Washington and Oregon carved by the Ice Age Flood, the Columbia River Gorge is a National Scenic Area. In this short stretch, you can experience a range of elevations and precipitation levels. This affords a fantastically diverse group of ecosystems - from rainforest to desert. A spectacular geological wonder, it's a never-ending source of inspiration for photographers at any time, as well as wind-surfers, fishermen, and hikers. For those seeking grand vistas and intimate settings, the spring and fall seasons are particularly rewarding. John's first photographic trips started in 1976 and have continued regularly ever since. Many of these photos were taken in the valleys and hills that adjoin the gorge proper.