We have 3 days the first week of Oct. 2013 to see the Colombia River Gorge. We are interested in outdoor activities including hiking, waterfalls, great vistas, etc... i realize many of the specific sights are on the Oregon side, but wonder about staying on the Washington side to realize a quieter,less crowded, more laid back atmosphere.
Of course we would drive to Oregon side to see the waterfalls and do the must-do hikes like Eagle Creek, etc... Is this reasonable, or should we just stay in Cascade Locks or Hood River?
Thanks for any help. We are from Georgia and have never been to Oregon.