Wind Mountain, A Classic Hike
A peeking Mount Adams.
It’s been a while! I did a hike at Wind Mountain on 19 October, and am just getting to posting about it today, on 5 November! I’ve been busy applying for jobs!
Wind Mountain is one of my favorite hikes in the Gorge. It has not let me down yet, I think I’ve hiked the trail about four times. It’s short, steep, and has nice views at the top. It’s rarely busy. What else is there to say? It’s great!
There were some fall colors visible on the eastern hill adjacent to Wind Mountain.
Sorry, this photo isn’t very useful. I’m a sucker for silhouetted trees.
I love all the Washington hills visible in the distance.
A barge, a barge!! And that luscious haze. I don’t care what causes it, it’s still pretty!
A view looking west, and down the hill onto Home Valley, Washington.
Some of the protected rock formations, and a home down below.
If you look carefully, you might be able to see a glinting dot that is a small airplane. It’s between the small bush on the left, and the lowest bunch of branches on the conifer to the right. Against the mountain.
A yellow bunch of leaves, and the Oregon side Gorge mountainside. Upon close examination, underwater plants can be seen in the Columbia.
And now commences the onslaught of pretty yellow fall colors.
There were even some flowers left.
Thank you for reading. What are some of your classic Gorge hikes that never let you down?