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Columbia River Gorge

A travel journal to Portland by WanderlustDebi

Columbia River Gorge Photo, Portland, Oregon More Photos
Quote: Lewis and Clark commented on this area's beauty, and the people that live here today keep that adventurous spirit alive. It's in the way they work and in the way they play.
Columbia River Gorge Photo, Portland, Oregon
This approximately 30-mile loop combines the Eagle Creek Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail, and a short connector between Cascade Locks and the Eagle Creek trailhead. Figure an easy four days because you'll want to spend the first one lollygagging along Eagle Creek and camping in one of the official streamside sites. The second day will take you uphill on well-graded trail to serene and beautiful Wahtum Lake. On day three, head northbound on the Pacific Crest Trail for a downhill run--you'll need to camp somewhere between Wahtum Lake and Cascade Locks unless you can manage 15 miles plus the two and a half mile connector in one day. On day four, you should finish your trip in time for lunch. Bre...Read More

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Columbia River Gorge
travel east on highway 84
Portland, Oregon