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Angel’s Rest, Columbia Gorge


The weather has been so bad the last month we haven’t hiked much.  So with finally a nice day we drove the 30 miles to get to the Angel’s Rest trail.  It’s amazing how quickly you can get out of shape!  Now the Angel’s Rest hike is 2.3 miles long, but it’s all uphill — all of it.  It climbs some 1,500 feet in that distance.  Sore quads by the time we got to the top!

Along the way, there wer waterfalls (there are always waterfalls here!) but no scenic pictures, as the vegetation is in full bloom and much of the falls are obscured.  But the wildflowers were great!  Once at the top the views are spectacular.  Not much mountain view, but a lot of the Gorge itself.  A great hike!

And don’t believe that since it is all downhill on the way back it’s all easy.  By the time we got back to the car we truly felt we deserved a microbrew and pizza, which is conveniently located just down the road from our RV.

Starting point for several hiking trails

Better watch your step!

One of the few waterfalls wich were visible

Purple flowers

Hey! A wild rose!

A purple iris

1 1/2 miles in, and the destination is in view

Posing at the top

The view we came for

Coming down wasn't all easy, either

 

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