TS in the CRG

2:53 p.m. on May 11, 2014 (EDT)
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A great spring day in the Columbia River Gorge.


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Awesome views,


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Indian Point,


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and the Trillium are out.

9:52 p.m. on May 11, 2014 (EDT)
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Nice photos. Were these from the Indian Point Loop Trail?

Although some of the more popular trails can be overcrowded during nice weather, the gorge has so many wonderful trails that get little use. 

12:25 a.m. on May 12, 2014 (EDT)
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The top three photos were taken at Indian Point and the trillium shot was taken on the Gorton Creek trail.

  You are right about the crowds.  At this time of year, I go early.  For this hike, I was on the trail at 6:00 am and left the trail head for home about 10:30.  On the way down I passed about 2 dozen other hikers.    In the summer and fall I avoid the popular areas all together.  As you said, there are plenty of other great trails that see little use if you simply hike a little farther ;)

11:43 a.m. on May 12, 2014 (EDT)
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Gosh almighty! These are wonderful images. Thanks for sharing!

12:03 p.m. on May 12, 2014 (EDT)
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Does the Gorton Creek Trail get you close to the two-tier Gorton Creek Falls? I never made it to those falls, but I know folks who say it's a wonderfully secluded waterfall. I was as close as Emerald Falls, but never realized Gorton Creek Falls were so close. A little off the beaten path, I've heard.

6:01 p.m. on May 12, 2014 (EDT)
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Funny thing about the Gorton Creek trail, it never crosses Gorton Creek. You can get to Gorton Creek Falls from the Wyeth trail though.

9:34 p.m. on May 12, 2014 (EDT)
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John!


Trillium in our neck of the woods (Illinois) has red petals like this
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I never knew it came in different colors. Thanks for enlightening me!!!!!

10:19 p.m. on May 12, 2014 (EDT)
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I didn't know they came in red!  Thanks for sharing, G00SE.

3:26 p.m. on May 14, 2014 (EDT)
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Now you are just being cruel! I miss my PNW!!!!

1:11 p.m. on May 15, 2014 (EDT)
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BEAUTIFUL photos, John! Wow!

10:38 p.m. on May 15, 2014 (EDT)
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Thanks.  This is a beautiful place.  I'll have to post some of the waterfalls sometime.

8:50 a.m. on May 19, 2014 (EDT)
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Please do! :)

2:54 p.m. on May 19, 2014 (EDT)
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Beautiful pictures, John.

I've never been so fortunate as to hike in the Columbia River Gorge. Thanks for sharing your shots. The trillium are lovely.

8:54 a.m. on May 20, 2014 (EDT)
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Very nice views John, thank you.

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