May at Memaloose Hills

Memaloose Hills is a panorama of wildflower-covered rolling hills, just along the Columbia River near Mosier, OR. I visited this area Wednesday 7 May 2014. The balsamroot seemed past its prime. Despite that, they were still beautiful. There were plenty of other flowers, too. The lupine was quite spectacular. My favorite were the Bachelor’s Buttons. … Continue reading

17 March 2014 at Dry Creek Falls

This is a late post! That’s why this wren is hiding. He’s embarrassed of me. Well, back in March, I went to the Columbia Gorge for a hike, to a hike I’d never done before! Dry Creek Falls, accessible from Cascade Locks, exit 44 off I-84. It was a pleasant hike that I would definitely … Continue reading

Early March at Coyote Wall

Coyote Wall is one of my favorite places to hike in the Columbia Gorge. The area is also known as Catherine Creek. And there’s a connected area called Labyrinth. The parking area is near Hood River, and ducks abound this time of year in the shallow ponds. Some of the most prominent types include American … Continue reading

Sandy River Delta Excursion

On February 28, I made the trek out past Troutdale to the park at the Sandy River Delta. I see the park every time I drive to the Columbia River Gorge, and I’ve always thought it looked pretty, but there were often lots of dogs running about. I finally decided it was time to go … Continue reading

Sunday Solitude at Aldrich Butte

Well, it was a Sunday in February, and the gloomy clouds covered the sky. What a perfect day for a trek out to the Gorge! No, really, it was a perfect hike day. Not too cold, not too hot. There had recently been a landslide in the Gorge on the Oregon side, and I-84 E … Continue reading

Waclella Falls

I went to Wahclella Falls a couple of weeks ago. It was the first hike I did in the Gorge, when I first visited here. It’s a short hike, but beautiful. The falls are big, loud, and misty. It was so cold, there were snowflakes on the ground.

Wind Mountain, A Classic Hike

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 … Continue reading

Indian Point

On 3 June 2013, Alex and I went on a hike in the gorge. We were looking to go somewhere with few crowds, but a high viewpoint, and a trail we hadn’t done before. That led us to Indian Point on the Oregon side. In Scott Cook’s 3rd edition of Curious Gorge guidebook, this is … Continue reading