Wind Mountain, A Classic Hike

A peeking Mount Adams.

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!

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There were some fall colors visible on the eastern hill adjacent to Wind Mountain.

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Sorry, this photo isn’t very useful. I’m a sucker for silhouetted trees.

I love all the Washington hills visible in the distance.

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 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.

A view looking west, and down the hill onto Home Valley, Washington.

Some of the protected rock formations, and a farm down below.

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.

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.

Windswept trees.

Windswept trees.

A yellow bunch of leaves, and the Oregon side Gorge mountainside.

A yellow bunch of leaves, and the Oregon side Gorge mountainside. Upon close examination, underwater plants can be seen in the Columbia.

A snake!

A snake!

And now commences the onslaught of pretty yellow fall colors.

And now commences the onslaught of pretty yellow fall colors.

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There were even some flowers left.

Thank you for reading. What are some of your classic Gorge hikes that never let you down?

 

 

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