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Hiking and Driving Scenic Oregon

This summer I took myself on an incredible 10-day trip through Seattle, Portland, and Denver. My goal was to see mountains, and I can say that goal was accomplished with flying colors.

Here are some of my favorite moments up in the mountains of Oregon. I hiked up Multnomah Falls, drove along the Columbia River Gorge scenic highway, and climbed to the top of Tom Dick and Harry Mountain in the Mt. Hood National Forest.

 

Met this chipmunk at the top of Tom Dick and Harry Mountain in Oregon.

Met this chipmunk at the top of Tom Dick and Harry Mountain in Oregon.

View of the Columbia River Gorge as I hiked up the Multnomah Falls Trail

View of the Columbia River Gorge as I hiked up the Multnomah Falls Trail

Waterfalls at Multnomah Falls, Oregon

Waterfalls at Multnomah Falls, Oregon

 

View from the top of Multnomah Falls in Oregon

View from the top of Multnomah Falls in Oregon

 

Greenery surrounds Mirror Lake at Mt. Hood National Forest

Greenery surrounds Mirror Lake at Mt. Hood National Forest

 

You can see a hint of Mt. Hood on this hazy day at Mirror Lake, in Mt. Hood National Forest

You can see a hint of Mt. Hood on this hazy day at Mirror Lake, in Mt. Hood National Forest

 

Hiking up Tom Dick and Harry Mountain in Oregon, with Mt. Hood in the distance.

Hiking up Tom Dick and Harry Mountain in Oregon, with Mt. Hood in the distance.

 

The view hiking up to Tom Dick and Harry Mountain in Oregon

The view hiking up to Tom Dick and Harry Mountain in Oregon

 

Piles of rocks arranged by past hikers at the top of Tom Dick and Harry Mountain

Piles of rocks arranged by past hikers at the top of Tom Dick and Harry Mountain

 

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Bonneville Fish Hatchery along the Columbia River Gorge

 

Feeding the rainbow trout at Bonneville Fish Hatchery at the Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

Feeding the rainbow trout at Bonneville Fish Hatchery at the Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

 

I hiked the steel truss Bridge of the Gods, which crosses the Columbia River from Oregon to Washington.

I hiked the steel truss Bridge of the Gods, which crosses the Columbia River from Oregon to Washington.

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