Travel Tuesday: Eery Rock of Ages Hike in the Columbia River Gorge

Last weekend, we stumbled upon a far less traveled trail on the popular hike up to Ponytail Falls in the Gorge. Hopping over a gnarly log, we scrambled — on all fours — up a wildly steep trail first to a crumbly basalt arch, then to Devil’s Backbone (above). With the clouds low and the crisp November wind whipping around me as I walked, it was hard not to imagine that we might see some sort of fairy, gnome or forest nymph… We didn’t, but we did catch some amazing views of hillsides on fire with changing leaves and found a peaceful path through a misty forest without seeing a soul.

 

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~ by emilynuchols on November 10, 2010.

One Response to “Travel Tuesday: Eery Rock of Ages Hike in the Columbia River Gorge”

  1. Beautiful picture! I miss the beauty of the Northwest.

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