Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Mount Defiance

Aj, Casey, Zach and I headed for Mount Defiance on Labor Day for some suffering by hiking to the highest peak in the Colombia River Gorge. 12 mile round trip which included approximately 5,000 feet of climbing. I think the pictures will explain most of the hike....
View from the parking lot.
Working our way up...it was STEEP!

Mount St. Helens
Warren Lake 3/4 of the way up. Lots of huckleberry bushes, but we may have been a few weeks early.

Mt. Hood

Colombia River Gorge...we started at the very bottom!
Aj taking in the view and some food.

Back down was just as steep as the way up....legs are paying for it today.
Three waterfalls welcomed us back to the car.
Good way to refresh yourself after a strenuous hike. It was cold!!!

Another awesome Oregon adventure in the books.

For those wondering, yes, this entire state is pretty much a playground.

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