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Columbia Gorge Landmarks

Wahclella Falls

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

One of the most mispronounced falls and one of the best, easy hikes in the Gorge, the first part of the trail is a leisurely flat walk on a closed access road. At the end on the road is a small dam used by the Bonneville Fish Hatchery. The trail narrows to a single tread… Read more »

Old Scenic Highway 30

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

Old Scenic Highway 30 is an absolute must-see while you are in the Columbia River Gorge.  The highway is teeming with fabulous waterfalls all waiting for you to explore.  In fact, there are seven:  Horsetail Falls is named for its characteristic form and plunges 176 feet. Enjoy a short hike on Horsetail Falls Trail to… Read more »

Mount St Helens

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Mount St Helens is a modern day epic tale. The volcano boasts more than 200 miles of trails, allowing access to a fascinating landscape marked by gorgeous summer wildflowers, young forests, new lakes, huge mounds of ash and rock and a growing volcanic crater rimmed by the state’s newest glacier.  Amazing! There are many hikes… Read more »

Maryhill Museum

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

So, what is all the fuss?  Is Maryhill just another museum?  I think not!  Maryhill boasts an incredible collection of art and artifacts that is only rivaled by the colorful four benefactors of the Museum – an entrepreneur, a Queen, a pioneer of modern dance living in France and the wife of a San Francisco… Read more »

Doggone Dog Mountain!

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Alright you mighty hiker-warriors!  It is time to get your hike on.  Dog Mountain is one of the premier wild flower viewing places in the entire Columbia Gorge and is just a short drive from our property. Allow me to paint a picture for you:  You arrive at Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins after a long… Read more »

Bridge of the Gods

Monday, December 30th, 2013

    Unmistakably one of the most iconic landmarks in the Columbia River Gorge, the Bridge of the Gods has a special and unique history.  But before we get to the history of the bridge I would like to share with you a little ditty about what happens at the toll booth. There are a… Read more »

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