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Adventure Log: RV Projects & Repairs, Family & Friends, and Latourell Falls
Adventure Log: RV Projects & Repairs, Family & Friends, and Latourell Falls

Adventure Log: RV Projects & Repairs, Family & Friends, and Latourell Falls

June 17 – 30, 2019 Our favorite local backpacking destinations have been slow to open this year thanks to a late winter and cool spring. We’ve been taking advantage of the slow start by working on some RV projects and…

Adventure Log: Washington’s Columbia Hills Historical State Park
Adventure Log: Washington’s Columbia Hills Historical State Park

Adventure Log: Washington’s Columbia Hills Historical State Park

April 15-21, 2019 Columbia Hills Historical State Park along the shores of the Columbia River Gorge in Washington State offers something for everyone including rock climbing, fishing, water sports, picnicking, hiking trails, exceptional spring wildflowers and fascinating history that includes…

Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge: Tom McCall Point & Rowena Plateau, April 2018
Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge: Tom McCall Point & Rowena Plateau, April 2018

Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge: Tom McCall Point & Rowena Plateau, April 2018

Two short trails off the historic Columbia River Highway—both with stunning views and wildflowers Tom McCall Point: 3.65 miles round trip with 1,018′ elevation gain (moderately difficult) Rowena Plateau: 2.2 miles round trip with 300′ elevation loss (easy) Type: both…

Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge: Hat Rock State Park, April 2018
Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge: Hat Rock State Park, April 2018

Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge: Hat Rock State Park, April 2018

Historic stroll to a geological landmark named by the Lewis and Clark Expedition Distance: it’s only 0.75 miles to Hat Rock, but I recommend continuing to the pond and marina then up onto the Lewis and Clark Commemorative Trail for…

Washington’s Columbia River Gorge: The Labyrinth, April 2018
Washington’s Columbia River Gorge: The Labyrinth, April 2018

Washington’s Columbia River Gorge: The Labyrinth, April 2018

Expansive area with a multitude of hiking opportunities on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge Distance: 6.3 miles roundtrip Type: loop with several different options available Difficulty: moderate with approximately 1,100′ elevation gain Best season: accessible most of…

Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge: Historic Mosier Twin Tunnels, March 2018
Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge: Historic Mosier Twin Tunnels, March 2018

Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge: Historic Mosier Twin Tunnels, March 2018

Fun day exploring Mosier Falls & the historic Mosier Twin Tunnels  Mosier Falls: 0.5 miles roundtrip out and back Mosier Twin Tunnels: 7.25 miles roundtrip out and back on paved trail (you can easily make this shorter or longer and…

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