Hike Distance: 7.3 miles Yearly Hike Distance: 1777.2 miles
Elevation Gain: 302 feet Yearly Elevation Gain: 231414 feet
On this last day of the Thanksgiving weekend we decided to head out to an infrequent hike on Sauvie Island. The Warrior Rock Lighthouse Point hike is an out and back trail that essentially follows a road. There are so many beautiful views of the Columbia River, and I took plenty of pictures. During the rainy season it can be quite muddy, but today it wasn’t bad. Perhaps the tread was good primarily due to the leaf cover?
The weather was nice and cool with some sun but mostly high clouds. We could see Mt. St. Helens and the tip of Mt. Hood, but air quality obscured that view. 😦 That said, the pictures of close objects were not a problem for my camera!
We hiked the 3.2 miles and reached the lighthouse, but then continued a short distance along the beach, and then visited the lighthouse on the way back. We were stopped by toppled trees, but that was fine with us since it was already starting to get dark (we got out late). We stopped at the downed trees to have some food and beverages, and the trees made for great seating.
The lighthouse is nice but has been decommissioned, so we couldn’t go inside. There were also some logs along a section of the lighthouse walls so we couldn’t walk around it. So, we took our pictures and headed back to the car. My wife lost her hat on the outbound hike to the lighthouse so we were hoping to find it on the way back. Unfortunately, the hat was not found and whomever picked it up decided to keep it, as it wasn’t on a post/fence at the trailhead. 😦 There were plenty of hikers on this beautiful Fall day so we’re not surprised.
A funtastic day along the Columbia River!