I just posted pictures from my recent expedition to the Columbia River Gorge up at Kevin Morrill's Photos. Really cool shots of Pony Tail and Wahkeena Falls. If you live in the Seattle/Portland area and haven't ever driven through the Columbia River Gorge--you are missing out! You can take highway 84 on the Oregon side to see some breathtaking waterfalls. Highway 14 on the Washington side has a nice lookout called Cape Horn. I don't have a really good hosted site for my pics, so you'll have to deal with the low res pics that I can store on MSN.
This is one of my first times out with my new Nikon 8700. I absolutely love it. My only gripe is the shooting speed is far from SLR quality. It is perfect for nature photography though.