Skamania County

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Explore the North Bank of the Columbia River Gorge

Mention the words “Columbia Gorge” to Pacific Northwest (PNW) locals, and they’ll almost certainly bring up Multnomah Falls, Vista House, Rowena Crest, or some of the other well-known points of…

Columbia River Gorge Beer and Cider Tasting Tour

Skamania and Klickitat counties are known for their gorge-ous (pun intended) Columbia River Gorge views and a variety of outdoor recreation options. But did you know it’s also a fantastic…

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Hiking Hardy Falls and Pool of the Winds

Something wonderful happened. After weeks of relentless winter Washington rain, on January 17th, the skies cleared and the sun burst through the clouds as if to say, “Hey you, come…

Hiking Cape Horn Trail

The Cape Horn Trail is a seven mile loop trail located on the less traveled Washington side of the stunning Columbia River Gorge. Located 20 miles east of Vancouver, the…

Ape Caves

Hiking Washington’s Ape Caves

The Ape Caves offer a unique outdoor dynamic that fascinates both avid hikers and families that are looking for a new experience. Its views are striking for locals and newcomers…

Conquering Beacon Rock in the Gorge

If you’re hunting for a Columbia Gorge hike that’s a little different than the typical Gorge waterfall hike, Beacon Rock might be the fit for you. Located outside of Stevenson,…

Bigfoot Coffee Roasters Stevenson Washington Day 5 of the 100 Cups of Coffee in 100 Days Project

Bigfoot Coffee Roasters Stevenson Washington. Day 5 of the 100 Cups of Coffee in 100 Days Project. Converted gas station serves great coffee.

Signs of the Volcano’s Wrath

Mount Saint Helens – Johnston Ridge Observatory   We reached the top of SR 504 at Johnston Ridge Observatory and saw what seemed to be an alien landscape. In the previous…

Mount Saint Helens

Rebirth of a Forest

Most folks who remember the eruption of Mount Saint Helens in 1980 remember the monochrome photos of devastation; trees tossed like matchsticks and coated with gray ash, looking more like…

Mount Saint Helens

Remembering the Day the Mountain Blew 

Where were you when the mountain blew? If you’ve lived in Washington state very long, you have no doubt been asked this question. For those of us who lived here on…