Ride to Rowena Crest, Oregon
And hike the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
200 miles round trip ride
10 mile round trip hike from Mosier to Hood River
Interesting start with a beware of the bear sign....
Well, undaunted, I'm off....
At 10 miles round trip, this will be the longest hike so far
but the entire trail is smooth and paved so it wasn't really that bad.
Took four hours to walk ten miles so I would rate this trail as "easy"
Nice views just starting off. Columbia River facing East
Same view from a higher elevation
View West towards Hood River
Eighteenmile Island from the Old Columbia Highway State Trail
I-84 and the Columbia River facing west towards Hood River and Bingen, Washington
The entrance to the twin tunnels. This was originally built when
cars were a new thing. This road was quite the design marvel in it's day
Eighteenmile Island again
Getting close to Hood River now
The Hood River Trailhead. Made it!
The view from the State Park Trailhead in Hood River facing east towards The Dalles
The view from the State Park Trailhead in Mosier facing east towards The Dalles
Mosier, Oregon - Pop 470
The Mosier School K-12
The Route 30 snack bar.. quite the happening place.
Good milk shakes!
There's a shrine to James Dean and a lot of before and after
pictures of his Porsche. Also several classic Porsches on site.
Facing east. That's the Columbia River and I-84 headed towards The Dalles
That's the little Town of Lyle, Washington across the river
That's Mount Adams off in the distance
Historic Route 30 down below. Picture taken from the Rowena Crest viewpoint
View of Mount Hood from Dallesport, Washington
The Dalles Bridge across the Columbia River
Not much in the high plains desert of Dallesport
The Dalles Dam
Memaloose Island and Mosier, Oregon as seen from Lyle, Washington
The view of Rowena Gap from the other side of the river at Lyle, Washington
Ride to Cape Disappointment
Ride to Cathlamet