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.