Yesterday I mentioned Tracy and I were heading out for a hike after hitting upper body at the gym, but when I arrived at the gym we looked at each other and said "Let's get out of here!", so we skipped the weights and headed to the gorge. It was very sunny and warm when we left Portland and just a short 20 minutes later we were at our destination. I had felt the car moving around a lot on I-84, which isn't unusual, but when we got out at the trail head we were hit with what felt like 30 mph winds. The winds chilled us right down so we gulped down our breakfast and headed up...up...up...
|Gorgeous views all the way up.|
|The wind was ridiculous. I finally just had to put my visor away.|
|We saw LOTS of snakes. This one had no markings or color at all.|
|Don't you dare throw that snake at me, Tracy!|
|You know you're almost to the top when you get to this point.|
|The wind wiped that smile right off my face.|
|View of the Columbia from the top.|
|Tracy being brave. She's lucky the wind didn't pick her right up.|
and then we got the hell outta there. Too windy to be safe, eat comfortably or hear each other talk, so we headed up to Devil's Rest and then back down to some sunny rocks to eat our lunch and then back home. It was a GREAT day! I recommend playing hooky at least once a month!