As we drove toward Hood River to cross the bridge to the Washington side of the gorge, we noticed fire burning high on the slopes above White Salmon. We realized it must be a controlled/slash burn, not a wildfire, thankfully.
Little Moab and Old Ranch Road Trails, November 3, 2018 (#60)
We walked up Coyote Wall about half way on an overcast day.
Walking along Old Highway 8 to the trail up Coyote Wall.
First view to the east – a different perspective on the fruit orchards east of Mosier from our Catherine Creek hike last week.
Approaching one of the viewpoints over Coyote Wall on the Little Moab Trail.
Looking over the wall and up. The sky is a bit smoky from the fire above White Salmon, just over the hill.
We begin to see the shoulders of Mt Hood under clouds to the south.
Junction of Little Moab and Old Ranch Road trails. We are headed up.
Lunchtime view to the east
Lunchtime view to the south
Lunchtime view up Coyote Wall
We decided to head down, as the wind was picking up and blowing more smoke toward us. 4.3 miles, 1000 feet for the day.
Looking back up to where we had been on Coyote Wall from the trail head.
Comparing fall and spring views:
View to the east, October 2018
View toward Mt Hood, October 2018
I am blocking the Ivy Cardigan, and I finished another round dishcloth.
The fall colors have been a pleasure to walk through – my camera can’t quite catch them and yet I try.