Hike Distance: 7.5 miles
Elevation Gain: 235 feet
This was perhaps one of the worst drives to a TH we have ever had. The Columbia River Gorge had torrential downpour during most of the drive and visibility was poor. Thankfully, the drive home was much better. 🙂 As we drove out to the TH we noticed that the Klickitat River was flowing swiftly and violently. I wouldn’t want to be out on the river in a boat today.
We started the hike with cloudy conditions and a bit of light rain. Towards the middle of the hike the clouds thinned and the blue sky broke out. It also turned warmer, but we were cooled down by a breeze that stirred up the air in this canyon. There was still a bit of snow on the ground from this harsh winter. We saw no people on the trail the entire day, and it was a great day to be out hiking!