Church of the Walking Dog explores 'Angel's Rest Trail'. This is up the Columbia gorge at the Bridal Veil exit. It's a steep hike and some of the trail is rough, but I've got new hiking boots this fall. My pulse rate hit the red zone a couple of times going up (1,540 feet climb in 2.3 miles), but we survived and had fun. It was a beautiful sunshiny day, but a little cold and with some strong gorge winds in places.
Oh, boy! Hiking trail... Hiking trail...
Lots to smell and see!
Tug-boat and barges on the Columbia.
Cross the creek...
Get a drink...
Hurry, hurry! I can see the top!
Bad, unsociable dogs go back on leash!
At the top!
Forty MPH wind gusts or better.
Not a place to eat lunch today.
We'll rest someplace nicer
on the way down.
Home again, home again.
A bath in the afternoon,
Rub our sore knees.
A nap and a snooze,
To recover ourselves.
Waking up tomorrow,
we'll be stiff and happy.