This 1904 copyright H.C.White view of the Pillars of Hercules also shows the eastern part of what is now Rooster Rock State Park. If you look real close you can see some of the nude beach-goers.
Another great picture of the Pillars! We can see the high water mark on the rocks and that the river level has dropped from high water. Yet, those utility poles on the river side of the north Pillar are still in the water. Does this mean the river is still high, or were those poles always in the water?
kmb on 20th April 2018 @ 7:41am
Do the shadows and the water levels on the rocks indicate this photo was taken later in the year? Maybe couple taking a stroll on tracks enjoying indian summer. As a historian, assume you are aware of small sandy beaches in Hood River area that were used for nude beaches over the years.
Buzz on 20th April 2018 @ 7:41am
Huh? No I spy for me.
Definitely spring flood waters receding.
L.E. on 20th April 2018 @ 7:43am
High water on the undammed river occurred sometime around the first of June, combine that with the shadows being pretty short in this picture and I would give it a date somewhere around summer solstice.
Longshot on 20th April 2018 @ 10:03am
How many climbers do you see on the rock?
nels on 20th April 2018 @ 1:48pm
Apparently taken from Bridal Veil view point, still a good view.
Wonder why telegraph poles in the water that duplicate those trackside, possible relocated to the south of the pillars when water became a problem.
Kenn on 20th April 2018 @ 4:38pm
Never seen climbers on the pillars but years ago there were many on Rooster Rock. Not sure why no more but probably a state parks decision ~
Kenn on 22nd April 2018 @ 8:15am
Never seen climbers on the pillars but years ago they were often on Rooster Rock. Not sure why this ceased but probably a state parks decision ~
Kenn on 22nd April 2018 @ 8:20am
My Dad used to climb up and down Rooster Rock. Would not surprise me in the least if he had not scrambled up and down these "Pillers".
Charlott on 23rd April 2018 @ 7:27am