Thursday, September 12, 2013

Cascade Locks, OR - it's lovely!

The weather was absolutely lovely last Sunday so Jason and I took advantage and did a little exploring! Along with every beautiful day in September, comes the feeling that it might be the last one FOR THE REST OF OUR LIVES. Just kidding, but when the rains come, there is usually no stopping it.

We went further into the Columbia River Gorge than we have before. Headed east to check out a festival of PCT (Pacific Crest Trail) hikers. This is the last point on the trail before heading over the Bridge of the Gods into Washington. They were all long gone by the time we got there but it was a GORGEous day. (I've been wondering if the word gorgeous has to do with the beauty of a gorge - I love words!)

Bridge of the Gods and the locks

We had a beer at the Locks Cafe and enjoyed the view.

Then we hid under some trees on the point and enjoyed the view.

We also stopped at the Bonneville Dam and checked out the visitor center and the fish ladder. It was super cool to watch the fish ladder at the underwater viewing area.

We took a ton of great pictures so I just posted my favorites here and then there is a slideshow below of the rest of the pictures.

Here's the link in case the slideshow doesn't work.

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