Frenchmen’s Bar Regional Park Hike

Hike Distance: 7.6 miles      Yearly Hike Distance: 46.1 miles

Elevation Gain: 395 feet      Yearly Elevation Gain: 5472 feet

An interesting progression of weather during the day.  I left the house and was greeted by a large amount of snow, that didn’t stick to the ground.  I arrived at Frenchmen’s Bar and it was starting to clear.  During the day I saw a large storm moving towards Portland, OR but don’t know if it rained or snowed, and, had plenty of sun and blue sky scattered throughout the end of the day!

Nothing special about this hike except that it was a beautiful day (if not a bit windy and cold) and I spent most of the time on the shoreline of the Columbia River.  The water level on the Columbia was quite high, but not flood stage.   There was very little shoreline, but I could still get where I wanted.

At the beginning of the hike I hiked on a trail segment along the road, and was greeted by huge swarms of birds (I believe Canadian Geese?).  I took plenty of pictures and enjoyed all the flight patterns.  It was amazing, except that I feared being crapped upon when they flew overhead.  Haha


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