View of the Columbia River and Gorge from Wauna Point, with the Bridge of the Gods and the towns of Cascade Locks, OR and Stevens, WA in the center, and Mt. Adams in the distance.
Lunch stop at lovely Dublin Lake, on weekend trip up through Tanner Butte. Got here early, well before noon, and had the place all to myself for a nice long lunch.
Saw salamander in the lake, too. And a deer and two fawn paced me for over a mile on the trail on the way up, staying about 50 yards ahead of me.
A few people arrived later on, on way through the loop to Eagle Creek. I pushed on to avoid the latecomers, over the other side of the butte. It was a quiet night though. Turned around and came back the same way to avoid fighting the weekend crowds swarming up the Eagle Creek side.
Sunrise reflected off Chindere Mtn over Wahtum Lake, yesterday morning. Hiked in via Eagle Creek, out via PCT over Benson. Had the lake all to myself all night and next morning :)
The place in the Columbia Gorge I take normal (ie non-hiker) people from out of town. One and a half mile loop, cool scenery along the way, with this lovely waterfall made by Tanner Creek.
Indian Point, Columbia Gorge. Up and back via Herman Creek. Lovely day out in the Gorge.
Oneonta Gorge looking out toward the Columbia River, Oregon
Very nice article on the practice of tree blazing by the Forest Service and how the practice has evolved, with special reference to the Columbia Gorge area. Some nice pics from
Leaves of three, let them be!
Poison oak on the trail at eastern, drier end of Columbia Gorge, Oregon. Real oak on the bottom left. Lots of it on the trail here in bottom right. That is why you should not be wearing shorts or tee shirts.
Some help with identifying poison oak here.