Horse Tail Falls, Ponytail Falls, and Oneonta Falls on Sunday: 4 miles
Cannon Beach with my friend Barbara on Monday: 4 miles
Neighborhood walking with my friend Wendy on Tuesday: 3 miles
Eagle Creek Trail with Rosie-girl on Wednesday: 6.5 miles
It has been thrilling and something I always say I am going to do but never get to it enough. I am a bit sore right now and by my own personal diagnosis figure that I had a bit too much heat yesterday. All the same, I have really enjoyed every mile and have fallen in love with the Great NW even more. I love the aroma of the warm earth mixed with ripening wild berries, moss, water, pines and fir trees. Here are just a few highlights......
Oneonta Trail off the Old Highway in the Columbia Gorge.
Hiking the Oneonta Trail was exciting and beautiful but really a challenge for me. These silly lungs of mine really rebelled at the steep incline after a couple of hours. I kept on being stubborn and pushing thru but towards the end I must admit to entertaining a bit of panic. Goodness it has been so many years since I have felt like that. Hubby got me calmed down and I got to the bottom with a smile. So embarrassing....but at least I did it.
Eagle Creek Trail outside of Cascade Locks in the Columbia Gorge.
This was a fun day hike for Rosie-girl and I. We had lunch at Punchbowl Falls and then headed onward and upward to High Bridge. Maybe it was the heat and our desire for a soft seat and ice cream, but we didn't think that the bridge was quite worth all the hiking. All the same, we had a perfect day just being together.
The only bummer about the day was that when I was wading around Punchbowl I fell and dropped my camera....in the water. I grabbed it really quick and dried it all out. It took pictures for me the rest of the day but now it is going thru this funny power cycle thing....even when I have it turned off. It is an old digital camera (a Fuji FinePix S3000 3.2 megapixel.....yeah ancient) but it is all I have for now and can't replace it. Maybe the little gremlins will decide to leave soon and I can nurse it along for another year.
If you would like to see all of the pictures, you can go here.