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Escape to the Sun: Five Great Northwest Rainshadow Hikes

Fair weather hikers rejoice! You don’t need to hang up your hiking boots during the rainy season thanks to our rainshadows. What’s a rainshadow? It’s an effect caused by mountains capturing rain clouds on their windward slopes; then wringing them out leaving the leeward slopes dry. It can be quite dramatic like on the Olympic […]


Popular Trailhead in Gorge Permanently Closed

Just what we need! As trail use continues to escalate and many of our close to the city trails become downright crowded-we have just lost access to a popular trailhead in the Columbia River Gorge. What does that mean? Two wonderful Columbia River Gorge hiking destinations—Aldrich Butte and Table Mountain just got a whole lot […]


12 December 2012
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Day Hiking Columbia River Gorge Correction

Important Correction for Grassy Knoll Driving Directions:   While I research every trail that I write about-walk every mile and map each hike-occasionally an error slips by me. Unfortunately ,one recently reared its ugly head in my new Day Hiking Columbia River Gorge book that has sent a few hikers in the wrong direction trying to […]