Sunday, March 10, 2013

Hiking Season is Here

We took our first (non-snowshoe) hike of the year last weekend to Wauna Viewpoint at Eagle Creek in the Columbia River Gorge.

 It was a short but fun hike to start getting our trail legs back. It was a little rainy on the drive out, but was mostly dry while we were on the trail.

Our original plan was to take the Eagle Creek trail, which we've done before lots of times, but we went the wrong way from the parking lot by accident. We saw a sign for the Wauna Viewpoint trail- it was under 2 miles and we had never been on it so we decided to check it out.

 The hike starts out on this fun suspension bridge.

Anthony had a great time. We picked a short hike because we weren't sure how much backpack time he'd tolerate, but he was cheerful and excited the whole way up and down. (The trail had some steep dropoffs at points so we wouldn't let him walk on it on his own.) When we took him out at the picnic area his walking was very wobbly, and we realized his legs had fallen asleep- poor little guy!

There's a little covered picnic area with a fireplace where we had a snack. The sign on the fireplace says "Community Kitchen. Built by CCC (That's the Civilian Conservation Corps) 1936. I looked it up and the bridge was built by them too. Thanks, fellas!

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a blast. Your pictures made Nick talk about getting out and hiking again soon. It's so easy for us to get stuck in the city. Thanks for the inspiration and glad you all had a good time.