You probably shouldn't look at this photo if heights and swooping roads make you dizzy. We've just seen the panoramic views from the top of the column (last post). Here's the almost-straight-down view to the parking lot atop Coxcomb Hill. The winding road is one of two ways to reach the base of the column. The other is on a densely-wooded trail called the "Cathedral Tree Trail," for reasons that will become clear in another post someday. This pic was taken in early evening with the sun behind gray clouds. You can see the state of our deciduous trees about now. The second wave of yellow leaves is about gone, in great part due to very heavy rains. (Now, almost a week after I took the photo, we've also had some screaming winds. The photo is from November 13, when I took the other photos in this series of the column.)
On the left side of the parking lot's curved prow, you can see a replica of a Chinook Indian burial canoe. There's a more romantic and scenic view of it here.