Saturday, June 28, 2008

Angel's Rest

I thought I would post about something other than weight loss for once! For those of you waiting--the slide shows of our trip to DC are coming. We had a great time and enjoyed the break!

This last Thursday we headed back out to one of my very favorite place to hike in the Columbia Gorge--Angel's Rest. It is 2.3 miles to the top with a 1,500 foot elevation gain. It is steep, but the view from the top is so worth the effort. The clouds hadn't cleared when we started up, but when we broke through the trees the sky was clear blue. It was wonderful to just sit quietly and enjoy God's creation.

Above: Jeff looking over the Columbia river with I84 in the down below.
Below: Juanita standing on a rock formation just before the end of the trail.


McSwain said...

Do you think the word "gorgeous" comes from "gorge"? I LOVE the Columbia Gorge--always try to take a trip through it whenever I get up to Norther Oregon. Where exactly is Angel's Rest?

jgf said...

The trailhead is at Bridal Veil. So it is actually a pretty quick trip from the west side of Portland.

MAX Redline said...

I lived in the Gorge for many years. Angel's Rest is but one of many short hikes with great beauty.