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The Wonderful Burdoin Mountain Hike in Early Springtime

The Kreps Family owns a large cattle ranch north of Bingen, Washington. They are kind enough to open their property to hikers.

In early April, and with the promise of much sunshine, I drove to the trailhead. 170 more words

Columbia River Gorge Hikes

2 Quote A Flower Daily - Yellow Grass Widow

“What I dream of is an art of balance.”

~Henri Matisse

Philosophy

Catherine Creek, Coyote Wall, and the Weldon Wagon Trail

Similar to last months hike our March trip consisted of shorter hikes at three separate locations. We had been waiting for a day off with decent weather to head out toward the eastern end of the Columbia Gorge to see some early wildflowers and finally got one on the day before Spring. 1,153 more words

Hiking

Deer and Colorful Wildflowers at Catherine Creek

First weekend of daylight savings time and what a day it was.

Sun breaks, a cold & gusty wind, heavy rain at times, some snowfall at 2,000 feet, too many colorful wild flowers to count and blacktail deer to keep me company. 129 more words

Columbia River Gorge Hikes

A Climb to McCall Point

The hike to McCall Point is one of the best for experiencing the spring wildflower show on the east end of the Columbia River Gorge. 169 more words

Columbia River Gorge Hikes

A Mid-Winter Hike on the East Side of the Columbia River Gorge

Two varieties of colorful wildflowers in bloom.

Twelve blacktail deer sleeping or feeding near the trail.

Ravens and red-tailed hawks riding the thermals near the towering rimrock cliffs, looking for the next meal to catch. 151 more words

Columbia River Gorge Hikes

27. Grass widow

Tonight I’m a grass widow. My hubby is away with work, eating like a prince and actually hanging out with a prince. Like an actual prince. 59 more words

Life In The Arctic North