Frenchmen’s Bar Loop Hike

Hike Distance: 5.4 miles      Yearly Hike Distance: 1628.4 miles

Elevation Gain: 562 feet      Yearly Elevation Gain: 212278 feet

I’ve got to start getting out earlier.  The air quality today was not very good, and the smell in the air was a bit heavy for my taste, but it didn’t stop me from enjoying the day.  Very few people out here and I appreciated the solitude!

I hiked my typical loop around the Frenchmen’t Bar trail and along the Columbia River.  The water level of the Columbia was a bit too high to complete the loop along the shoreline, so I cut in to the dike to complete the loop.

It was a great photo day and I took more pictures than usual.  There were plenty of birds giving me photo opportunities, and I took them.  There was also a fantastic sunset, and I wished I had stayed longer as the colors got amazing as I drove home.  A short but sweet hike.


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