30. Coyote Wall, WA

Little Moab trail on a misty day.   Nov 6, 2017  (#53)

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Monday was supposed to be clear in the eastern gorge after a rainy weekend, but the clouds did not move out until afternoon.  Fortunately, the misting rain at the Coyote Wall trailhead dried up about the time we got our boots on.  We walked the old road section, admiring the remains of fall colors, then wound our way up the cliffs of the Little Moab trail.

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Dried flower seed heads in the grass,

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lichen and moss on the rocks,

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fog on the top of the wall,

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all the views across the windless glassy Columbia River to the Mosier/Lyle/Rowena viewpoints.

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‘Twas a good hike at Coyote Wall, with only a few other hikers and bikers sprinkled through our day.

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4.6 miles/1300’

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LOOKBACK:

We have hiked here many times – to see the first grass widows in February,

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February 2015

the brilliant balsamroot in April,

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April 2017

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April 2017

the autumnal colors of fall, as we saw today, and snow in winter:

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December 2015

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December 2015

I am hoping someday the trail below the wall will reopen to hikers – it would be a lovely loop.

Knitting, spinning, quilting:

I have spun more singles and plied, skeined and washed my first practice yarn.

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I cast on a Sonic Six hat with the tubular 1×1 rib cast on in Total Eclipse yarn and am enjoying knitting the slip stitch pattern.

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I finished the fourth of the blue and purple washcloths.

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I have sewn the first two rows of the Atmospheric River clamshell quilt – so far, so good.

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