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Category: Portland Hikes

Hike > Angels’ Rest

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Saturday was a beautiful day to head up to  Angels’  Rest in the Columbia Gorge.  The 5mile RT trail was busy in the morning but so beautiful with lots of wild flowers in bloom.
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Hike>Fall Creek Falls

We went on a hike to Fall Creek Falls on a beautiful day. Some pics:

Old leaf in the sun

walking down the fall creek fall trail

Greenscape

Wormwood

Moss

The falls!

Oregon Roadtrips: Farmland!!

Charchar and I hit up Kruger Farms on Sauvie Island then the following Sunday took the loop through Hood River, to the 35 fruitloop to farms and jam shops and on to Timberline Lodge. I love this roadtrip. One of my favorites. We stopped to feed the Alpacas.

At Kruger we picked flowers and tomatos and ate roasted corn

At Kruger we picked flowers and tomatos and ate roasted corn

Farmer Charchar heads towards roasted corn cobs

Farmer Charchar heads towards roasted corn cobs

This is where i got my pumpkins the past coupla years

This is where i got my pumpkins the past coupla years

you should see this guy milk cows

you should see this guy milk cows

Squish!

Squish!

The peak of Mt. Hood

The peak of Mt. Hood

Oregon Road Trip: Newberry Crater

South of Bend, OR is the lovely Newberry Crater. Lava flow created obsidian fields, tubes and a large crater to explore. Lovely area. Some snaps below:

Veiw from Paulina Peak, Newberry Crater

Veiw from Paulina Peak, Newberry Crater

Paulina Falls, Newberry Crater

Paulina Falls, Newberry Crater

On the way home we stopped Peter Skene Ogden Park -- Pretty Ravine

On the way home we stopped Peter Skene Ogden Park -- Pretty Ravine

On the way home we saw a great sunset

On the way home we saw a great sunset

sunset shot

sunset shot

Oregon Road Trip: Opal Creek

Matthew and I headed to Opal Creek a few weeks ago. Sweet little aquatic gem. Easy hike, swimming paradise (got one on hearst), and a loop trail through some old mining detritus. We wrapped it up with dinner at Elmer’s in Salem – they have quite the kincaid collection. Some pics:

On the way to the swim hole...

On the way to the swim hole...

Some dying trees

Some dying trees

Sweet little swim spot with waterfall in the background - opal creek

Sweet little swim spot with waterfall in the background - opal creek

Walk like ya ride a horse - this here is jawbone flats -- ol mining hole

Walk like ya ride a horse - this here is jawbone flats -- ol mining hole

There are a lot of neat old metal things at jawbone flats that have a cool patina

There are a lot of neat old metal things at jawbone flats that have a cool patina

Knob on an old fire truck

Knob on an old fire truck

Elmer's - home of obscenely large omlets and lots o tom kincaid prints

Elmer's - home of obscenely large omelets and lots o tom kincaid prints