Sunday, July 25, 2010
Columbia Gorge Hikes
The guys went to the Columbia River Gorge to hike at Dog Mountain today. This is about the 5th or 6th trip one combination or another of the family has gone out this spring and summer so far. Bill has several favorites in the gorge including the Mosier Tunnel, Hamilton Mountain, Beacon Rock, Dog Mountain and Cape Horn. Dog Mountain is a challenging 7.5 mile hike with a 2800 foot elevation gain. Tom took his combat boots to hike in hoping to break them in for field training starting next week. A hike in the gorge always ends with lunch in Stevenson--either at the Big River Grill or Viking Burger. Today it was Viking burgers.