Cape Horn Loop Hike

Evergreen Hiker

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.”  ~Kahlil Gibran

Cape Horn hike viewpoint

With high cliff views of the Columbia River Gorge from the Washington side, the Cape Horn Loop Trail is a 6.8 mile loop that meanders through the woods to pop out points with wide open views of the river. Maintained by an active trail association, the Cape Horn loop is clean and clear making it a popular hike for outdoor lovers of all ages.

The lower portion of the Cape Horn trail is closed annually from February 1-July 15 to protect sensitive Peregrine Falcon habitat, so if you visit during this time frame make sure to save time to return on the trail to the parking lot.

Getting there: From Portland take I-5 or I-205 north to WA SR-14 east to milepost 26, turn left on Salmon…

View original post 16 more words

Advertisements

Wetlands at Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

With over 3,000 acres of salt and freshwater grasslands, marshes and wetlands, the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge located just north of Olympia, Washington is bird-lover’s and nature photographer’s haven. Established in 1974, the reserve offers natural protection for thousands of migratory birds along the southern bays of the Puget Sound. Continue reading

Rattlesnake Ledge Hike

One of the first hot days of spring and the first evaluation gain hike after surgery, I conquered the Rattlesnake Ledge Trail to the East Peak with my parents.

Located about 30 miles east on I-90 from Seattle, Washington, the Rattlesnake Ledge Trail is a popular, well maintain train that switch-backs up to a rocky ledge with stellar views of Mt. Si and the central Washington Cascades.

Trailhead

Continue reading