Hike Distance: 8.2 miles Yearly Hike Distance: 397.3 miles
Elevation Gain: 1057 feet Yearly Elevation Gain: 54145 feet
A very nice day but very windy. At the last moment I decided to stay away from the Columbia River Gorge area to avoid the winds.
I hiked a nice loop on the roads and just enjoyed being outside. I was a bit anxious when around the tall trees, due to the wind, but didn’t see any branches come down. A very nice day but those winds can be a bit concerning, and it’s always best to be aware and cautious. This was a much safer area, in bad weather, than other areas I could have chosen.