12/13/2019 Coyote Wall, Washington
Once again we drive through the foggy, rainy Columbia River Gorge to the east side of the Cascade Mountains…
Rainbow over White Salmon, from the Hood River Bridge.
Once again, we walk along Old Highway 8, parallel to the Columbia River…
Look Lake reflections.
Columbia River, Oregon beyond.
Geese on those rocks above the river.
Once again we hike up the winding trails of The Labyrinth, through layers of shifting fog.
Red Oregon grape along the trail.
My favorite oak grove
The sun is trying
Mt Hood’s flattish top peaking in and out at us as we go higher.
Our favorite landmark tree viewpoint – one moment in the fog,
then clear skies for a while.
Once again we hike higher, then across Atwood Road to the sudden cliff edge of Coyote Wall.
Cliffs of Coyote Wall are just beyond the oak tree
Coyote Wall, Look Lake, Columbia River.
Looking north to the upper slopes of Coyote Wall.
Eastern Columbia River Gorge.
Once again we hike down the ankle breaking bike trails, one called the Crybaby trail, while the fog layers shift and disperse.
East view from Old Ranch Road
Looking back up the wall, fog descending again.
Looking East toward the Rowena orchards.
Almost back to the Coyote Wall trailhead.
(Hike #57, 7 miles, 1500 feet)
Button bands on the Meris cardigan done; and about two thirds of a Rafa Hat.