Cottonwood Beach & Columbia River Dike & Steigerwald NWR Hike

Hike Distance: 7.5 miles      Yearly Hike Distance: 1095.0 miles

Elevation Gain: 332 feet      Yearly Elevation Gain: 136911 feet

Another gorgeous day on Cottonwood Beach and in Steigerwald NWR!  Cottonwood Beach was very crowded and I was glad to get away from the people.  The wildlife refuge is almost always devoid of people.  The Columbia River was very low and so I ventured off onto the sand bars, where there was a great view of Mt. Hood.