Marilyn and I went up the Columbia Gorge today, with a plan to get our steps by hiking a new trail.
Marilyn had done some research and discovered the Mosier Plateau Trail, so we decided to give it a try. (This is considered a 'moderate' trail -- but don't ask ME what I think about that! Hahaha.)
We grabbed something to eat at Arby's on our way there, and took along a backpack with water, veggies and apples, if we might want them.
It was quite a warm day, so I'm glad we wore our light weight white festival jackets, because our 2015 puffy jackets would have been way too warm! (Like me wearing my leather jacket for that beach hike we took!)
The views were incredible! What we didn't realize when planning this hike was how steep it would be. It just climbed and climbed. I have to admit I really struggled while we were going up, but we had quite a second wind on the return trip and could really appreciate the beauty. We're looking forward to hiking it again later on, when we're in better shape...
I'm SORRY to say that I could only get a few of the photos to transfer from my iPad to my computer. It's so damn annoying! Hey, LiveJournal??? Could you PLEASE come up with an easy way for people to post IMAGES from their iPads and iPhones? I mean, come on!!! Marilyn and I take most of our photos on our phones now. And this is ridiculous!!! Anyway, these are FAR from the best shots, but it's all I've got...
A view from the trail.
Marilyn on the trail.
Marilyn has her hiking stick.
Charlie and her hiking stick.
We're way, way up there!
The ride home was really warm, with the sun beating in the car windows. We were glad to get home, you'd better believe it! And we were pretty exhausted after that. I don't recall much after we got here, except sitting in the family room, and then lying down for a 'short nap' that turned into hours of sleep!
Anyway, we're proud of ourselves. It was a great way to spend Palm Sunday. It's hard to believe that Holy Week is here, and that next Sunday is Easter! We'll be at the beach for Easter, so we'll go to mass there.
Well, another busy week is facing us. We had a nice weekend.