Beacon Rock State Park, Washington

850 feet above the Columbia River Gorge during the worst air advisory since Mt. Saint Helens erupted in 1980. Smoke from five concurrent forest fires covered the Portland area in smoke so thick it resembled Silent Hill. 


above; looking west from crest at consultation lake and trail camp.

below: looking east from crest at sequoia national forest. the drop to the first ledge (foreground) will kill you…the drop after that will shred you…looking at over 1700 feet to that lake below.


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