The Columbia River Gorge is a Pacific North West treasure.
The Sweeping vistas, the uninterrupted landscape, and the mighty river. The early dedication of preservation by Nancy Russell and John Yeon helped kick off Friends of the Gorge and inspire then President Ronald Reagan to pass the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Act of 1986.
The recent fires around Eagle Creek have made us reflect on some past trips through the George and we will be sharing these with everyone as it will never again look the same. This collection is from early spring of 2017. It was a short snowy trip from Multnomah Falls to Wahclella Falls with a stop over at the Bonneville Fish Hatchery and Chanticleer Point.
There have been fires before, but nothing on this scale and for so long. Huge swaths of the Pacific Crest Trail are no loner passable and micro climates and zones like the Benson Plateau are forever lost. We hope the new growth trees will be as cherished and as beautiful as those that we have been able to experience in the past.
Explore and find your Waaypoint.