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Langfield Falls – Another Easy-to-Reach Beauty

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Our guests frequently comment on the fact that our Columbia River Gorge cabins serve as the perfect headquarters for exploring both sides of the Columbia Gorge. There are so many things to do around here it’s hard to keep up with all of them, but one of the perennial favorites is waterfall-viewing. With our abundance of… Read more »

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Trillium and Waterfalls, the Quintessential Oregon Spring Hike

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Tom and I and the dogs hiked in to Wahclella Falls the other day. Early spring runoff creates a succession of small waterfalls as you follow the trail along Tanner Creek, leading up to Wahclella Falls itself, a two-tier beauty complete with refreshing mist and lush moss and ferns on the basalt outcroppings. Already trillium… Read more »

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Dog Mountain – A Glorious Hike

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

If hiking and wildflowers make you smile, now is a great time to hike the Dog Mountain trail. Dog Mountain is not for the faint of heart; the elevation goes from 60 feet to 2860 feet in just over 3 miles. The good news is that the bulk of the strenuous climbing takes place at… Read more »

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City Dwellers Crave Nature

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Seattle, Portland and Eugene are all cities with plenty of green. Portland has Waterfront and Forest parks, as well as the Japanese Gardens; Seattle residents have Discovery Park and the Arboretum; Eugene has Meadowlark and Skinner Butte parks. All of which are wonderful slices of heaven for a quick nature fix. Still, some people crave… Read more »

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Fall Colors in the Columbia River Gorge

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Fall foliage in the Pacific Northwest ranges from vibrant red, orange and yellow to more muted russet tones; and glorious pockets of color hide here and there among robust evergreen forests. At this time of year, dedicated fall color fans adjust travel routes near home and plan trips to the wilderness in order to witness… Read more »

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Fantastic Columbia Gorge Hikes

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

The Columbia River Gorge is home to a plethora of amazing recreational activities. However one stands out beyond all the others and that is simply the hike.The Columbia River Gorge has some of the most beautiful wonders of the world and 60% of them are at the end of a trail. While staying in the… Read more »

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