Phlox Point is the 2,957-foot summit of Hardy Ridge and one of the best destinations for a hike near the Portland area.
It’s located in Beacon Rock State Park at the western end of the Columbia River Gorge. 146 more words
We were promised two days of sunshine earlier this week, and so to celebrate we drove south for a night at the Columbia River Gorge. Our plan was to take in the waterfalls on the Oregon side; then spend the night at Skamania Lodge on the Washington side, a place we’d never been before. 280 more words
A little sunshine peeking through the clouds, highlighting the brilliant white of fresh fallen snow. Throw in a cold, brisk wind out of the west and temperatures around 30 degrees, and you have the prescription for a fine outing. 205 more words