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Columbia River Gorge Part 3: Beacon Rock 1

My husband has mentioned his experience with Beacon Rock in Columbia Gorge. I had thought he literally climbed it, handhold by handhold. He had said he hiked it and I envisioned primitive growth requiring him to beat out a hiking path. I didn’t realize there is already a path there to be taken. Not something I could do now, might have been able to to it back then when he was telling me about Beacon Rock.

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I just realized I had enough good photos from the Beacon Rock hike to do two posts, so I will.  This first part is about the path going up, which is not for people who are afraid of heights.

Beacon Rock - Door to the Sky Beacon Rock – Door to the Sky

I guess they lock this door at night, and if you’re hiding up there you either try to get down without falling to your death, or you call for a rescue, in which case, you’re a “violator” and you’ll be “cited”.  Anyway, I just thought this was a neat perspective on the beginning of a trail which gains 800 feet of elevation in a very short distance.  And this is how it’s done:

Beacon Rock - Walkways Beacon Rock – Walkways

As you can see, the narrow path is cut into the side of the cliff, and hand rails added. In some places, a wooden walkway spans rocks…

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About Lietta

Hey, hi there. So much I like to do, so little time to do it all. Happy to have health and time left to do it in this third phase of my life. Ahhh, my profile photo - well that's an old photo, I think about 2006, and even though I don't look like that any more, I like the photo.

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