Distance: 7 Miles
Elevation Gain: 2,800 Feet
I’ve been really anxious to get out and hike now that we live near mountains so we tried out the Dog Mountain trail. It’s located in Washington within the Columbia River Gorge. The total distance up and down is just over 7 miles and has an elevation gain of 2800 feet. It’s a really good workout and well worth the climb.
The top of the mountain is covered in snow right now but we were able to make it to the top without any issues (though it was a tad slippery in spots).
Here’s some photos from the hike:
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One of the first places my girlfriend and I wanted to check out in the Pacific Northwest was the Columbia River Gorge. It’s a canyon of the Columbia River that stretches for over 80 miles.
So we decided to check out Beacon Rock State Park, which features an 850 foot rock that sits right along the river. You can climb the rock year-round thanks to a very steep trail that leads to the top. Here’s what it looks like:
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Since I’m growing overly excited to move to Portland in a few weeks, here is a guest post that covers some of the best hikes in Portland, Oregon. Portland is quickly become a popular destination for many people. It’s an urban wonderland scattered with forests, mountains and rivers. Students in travel and tourism schools and […] Read More →
It’s hard to say it, but today I am celebrating my 25th birthday. That means I only have 5 years before I turn 30! I am amazed at how fast time has been going by over the past few years. It feels like just yesterday I was graduating from high school and heading off to college. Yikes!
If anything, I’ve really started to notice how “grown up” I’ve become. Not only do I sit around and drink tea and read books all day, but I now spend my free time working on my budget spreadsheet and browsing the shelves at Goodwill hoping to find a flannel shirt for a dollar.
The feeling of being a grown up really sank in when I recently found myself spending a fair amount of time in off-price retail stores (I refuse to pay full price for anything) looking for a down comforter and duvet set (apparently they cover the blanket). Luckily I found one yesterday and no longer wake up freezing from the lack of a heater here in Florida. Read More →
While hiking around in Withlacoochee State Forest, we happen to run into a few “cavemen” who were working on restoring a cave. They told us a bunch of cool stuff about the caves found in Florida and pointed us in the right direction to find some of them. Unfortunately, at the time we didn’t have […] Read More →
After spending 5 days and 4 nights hanging out in Mount Mitchell State Park in North Carolina, I can honestly say it’s one of my favorites places in the country (so far). The mountains are unlike any of the mountains I’ve seen out west and have a mystic feel to them, especially when the clouds […] Read More →