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Columbia River Gorge 

On my way north from Mt. Hood National Forest I made it a point to stop in Hood River and continue East toward Portland along the Columbia River Gorge National Recreation area. The Historic Columbia River Highway passes through a highly concentrated area of impressively picturesque waterfalls. The largest and most well know can be seen right off of the highway, or you can choose to take several combinations of (pretty challenging) trails to meander through the mountainside find the lesser visited sites. It was hard to capture the true beauty of some of these falls due to the sunlight, mist, or their vertical height, but the scenery was incredibly memorable nonetheless.

My itinerary for the visit was as follows:

  • Hiked a 3mi loop from Horsetail Fails to Ponytail Falls and Lower Oneonta Falls
  • Stayed a night at Ainsworth State Park where I got a campsite with full hookup and hot showers for $24.00 
  • Hiked a 5mi loop from Multnomah Falls to Wiesendanger Falls, Fairy Falls, and Wahkeena Falls.
  • Ate some lunch at Latourell Falls
  • Stopped at the Vista House viewpoint

Look, there seems to be a lot of talk in those Runaway promos of “having a plan” and “saving someone” and I’m desperately hoping that means they are gonna try and resurrect Victor (he is cyborg/android after all. This isn’t the first time his physical form has been destroyed. It happened in Avengers A.I and he got better).

Also, I’m pretty sure the next two characters to be teased will be Molly and Klara. I’m also assuming that Alex will be showing up at some point.

Lake Clark National Park is a land of stunning beauty with steaming volcanoes, craggy mountains and foraging bears. Solitude is found around every bend in the river and shoulder of a mountain. Venture into the park to become part of this Alaska wilderness. Photo by Kara Lewandowski, National Park Service.