This is right up here in my neck of the woods….we are so lucky to live here! Thank to Hiking Northwest for sharing this with us.
It had been a while since I’d had a real hike, so today I went out the Columbia River Gorge with Jackie Chan. We started on the crowded parking lot below Wahkeena Falls. This time we continued past the falls, and soon found a great viewpoint. Continuing uphill, the trail follows a rushing, noisy creek, and eventually passes Fairy Falls on a tributary. There were plenty of hikers on the trail for a Friday. Many paused at various cascades and whitewater splashes, and I kept passing them. I continued up into a pretty forest.
The trail flattened out near a junction where I could have headed west to Angel’s Rest. I headed the other way toward the Vista Point trail, where a group of people gathered at the junction. Just beyond the intersection was the uphill trail to Devil’s Rest. I debated the climb, but since I knew it was not an earth shattering summit, I opted…
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