Historic Hood River
Pillars of Hercules, 1902
The Pillars of Hercules were one of the grand attractions of a train ride through the Gorge in 1902. The pillars are still there, but they don’t seem quite so mighty now that the train tracks and the highway stay to the right. Next time you drive to Portland imagine this view.
And if you don’t ever drive to Portland, the Google Streetview from I-84 shows the seemingly shrunken pillars today. I’ve shown them looking eastward since the westward view is obscured by foliage.