When the east winds dominate the Gorge, the world becomes a study in contrasts: ice, wind, snow, sun.
|frozen Horsetail Falls|
|little moon, grassy hills, Lyle Cherry Orchard|
The silence of the woods. Wind sweeping through grasses.
|snowy woods near Cascade Locks|
|Open spaces on the east side|
|the pug has all wheel drive|
|although it doesn't really look like it, I'm actually trying not to get blown off the cliff by the wind|
Beauty all around.
|frozen Dry Creek Falls|
|lunch break at the snowy Pinnacles|
|heading up the Cherry Orchard trail|
|wide open, wind swept East side spaces|
PACIFIC CREST TRAIL-DRY CREEK FALLS-PINNACLES
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Oregon
~8 miles, ~710 feet elevation gain
LYLE CHERRY ORCHARD
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Washington
~5 miles, 1100 feet elevation gain