The Gorge is Gorgeous!

Spring showers, Rowena Plateau, ORHello Hikers!

The Columbia River Gorge is looking really good this year with all of our spring rain. The recent May monsoon provided quite the show for myself and a friend as we hiked on the Rowena Plateau, at the Tom McCall Preserve.

Hiker with approaching storm.

Hiker with approaching storm.

This was a day of 87 degrees mid-day, overcast during the early afternoon and thunderstorms, lightening and hail as we hiked down from McCall Point. After all of that amazing weather, the sun popped back out and we could dry off before heading home.

The trail up to McCall Point was freshly cut and made for stable footing. Many thanks to The Nature Conservancy and Friends of the Columbia Gorge for all of their diligent efforts to keep the Gorge... gorgeous!

chinookIn fact, did you know that there is a plan to make a 300 mile loop trail through the Gorge to connect Portland to The Dalles and back on the Washington side to Vancouver. This is part of a plan spawned by the Chinook Trail Association to honor the legacy of Native Americans.

Getting back to our hike, the cloud formations over us and Mt. Hood were quite spectacular and in some cases, surreal. All in all, it was yet another magical day of hiking in the Columbia River Gorge.

Hope to see you at my studio/gallery for the Mt. Tabor Art Walk, May 20-21.

Thunderstorm clouds make and ominous face.

Thunderstorm clouds make an ominous face.

 


2 Responses to “The Gorge is Gorgeous!”

  1. Rick Ray says:

    Nice work, Larry!
    Certainly odd weather, especially this time of year.

    · May 7, 2017 @ 4:21 am

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    • Larry N. Olson says:

      Thanks Rick! Hope to see you this weekend at the Mt. Tabor Art Walk!

      · May 14, 2017 @ 11:46 pm

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