Tag Archives: Columbia River Gorge

Trek #41: Beacon Rock (WA)

My fellow hiker friend Lauren had asked me if I felt like a Lost Boy (from Peter Pan) when I was hiking up this massive monolith, because that was her experience, and the answer is: yes. I absolutely did. The … Continue reading

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Trek #39: Starvation Creek Falls

The Columbia River Gorge has many names for things which are false advertising: Dry Creek Falls which is incredibly wet and plentiful, as well as Starvation Creek Falls, which is a waterfall which is anything but starved. Abundance! This gorgeous … Continue reading

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Trek #38: Dry Creek Falls

A very large and exciting dream of mine is to through-hike the Pacific Crest Trail (the 2,650 mile trail running from Mexico through to Canada), and living within short distance of it, I decided it was time to experience a … Continue reading

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Trek #35: Wahkeena Falls

Wahkeena Falls, sibling to Multnomah Falls, is a classic waterfall hike in the Columbia River Gorge. I had paid a visit to this waterfall before twice: Once before my year of hiking when I was far more out of shape … Continue reading

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Trek #34: Wauna Viewpoint

There are some hikes one desires to take to feel above the world and look out onto it. Wauna Viewpoint is one of those hikes.  This 4 mile out and back trek up a mountain to a stunning gorge viewpoint … Continue reading

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Trek #30: Larch Mountain Crater

Hiking the Larch Mountain Crater was an interesting experience: fun, navigationally challenging, and beautiful. While I never did get lost on this 7 mile hike, there were plenty of times I questioned whether or not I was on the right … Continue reading

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Trek #27: Latourell Falls (Partial)

Latourell Falls was one of the gorge hikes I’ve been wanting to hike since I started my year of treks, but seems this is just not the year to hike it. I’ve attempted it before and been thwarted at the … Continue reading

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Trek #26: Eagle Creek

I think it’s very fitting that my halfway point hike on this yearlong journey was Eagle Creek. It was the longest, albeit not very challenging hike. It did, however, have nearly the best of everything for a hike: beauty, waterfalls, … Continue reading

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Trek #25: Horsetail Falls to Oneonta Gorge

Before I begin, I apologize for the brevity of the next four posts. For reasons that are beyond me, I have put off updating 52treks for well over a month now and sadly, the trail terrain isn’t nearly as fresh … Continue reading

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Trek #24: Elowah Falls

Elowah Falls is a perfect companion hike for Upper McCord Creek Falls, or if you’re already out there hiking another trail in John B. Yeon State Park. This is a fairly short yet absolutely lovely out and back trail starring … Continue reading

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