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.