Washington Hikes: Columbia River Trail

During our recent overnight on the eastern side of the Cascade Mountains, we spent an afternoon exploring the history of the area's petrified forest and a morning hiking from the Columbia Gorge cliffs down to the Columbia River. We awoke to gorgeous views of the sunrise lighting up the cliffs of the Columbia Gorge. It …

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Washington Hikes: Ginkgo Petrified Forest Interpretive Trail

A couple weekends ago we headed for the eastern side of the Cascade Mountains to check out the Ginkgo Petrified Forest - one of only six petrified forests in the United States - and some nearby hikes along the Columbia River Gorge. After a snowy journey across Snoqualmie Pass, our first stop was the Ginkgo …

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Riding the Glenwood/Klickitat Loop

After a great day riding along the upper Columbia River Gorge from Lynnwood to Lyle, Washington, we were ready to tackle day two: several hundred miles of riding a loop near Mount Adams, an additional leg of the Columbia River Gorge east to Kennewick, and a jog west back to Naches where we had a …

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Riding Along the Upper Columbia River Gorge

After 10 weeks of COVID-19 'Stay Home - Stay Healthy,' we decided to adventure out for a masked and socially distanced Memorial Day weekend motorcycle trip along the upper bank of the Columbia River Gorge, looping back west at Kennewick, and returning to Lynnwood via Cayuse Pass near Mount Rainier. Our trip mapped 808 miles …

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A Day Along the Columbia River Gorge

My parents have come out to visit a couple times since we moved to Seattle and most recently bought round-trip flights to Portland for a long weekend visit. We made arrangements to join them Saturday and Sunday to see some new sights in town as well as the surrounding area. Brian headed down earlier in …

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