Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Scenic Views - Columbia Gorge Pictures

Once in a while my travels take me through the Columbia River Gorge, and it has some of the most scenic rest stops I've seen. On my last trip to Portland I even discovered a little trail leading down to a beautiful, empty beach.

Columbia Gorge View Rest Stop 1
 This rest stop has a mini visitor's center.

Columbia Gorge View Rest Stop 2
The Columbia river is one of my favorite drives

Columbia Gorge View Rest Stop 3
Small island in the center

Columbia Gorge View Rest Stop 4


Columbia Gorge View Rest Stop 5
 This rest stop has a little RV park next to it.

Columbia Gorge View Rest Stop 6
Off to the side, there was a little path.

Columbia Gorge View Rest Stop 7
The path went down to a beautiful beach!

Columbia Gorge View Rest Stop 8
Looks like it was even made to be a little swimming area

Columbia Gorge View Rest Stop 9
 Some mills on the Washington side

Columbia Gorge View Rest Stop 10

Columbia Gorge View Rest Stop 11

Columbia Gorge View Rest Stop 12
I like the rock outcropping

Columbia Gorge View Rest Stop 13

Columbia Gorge View Rest Stop 14

Good excuse to take a little dog for a walk
Columbia Gorge View Rest Stop 16 - Little Dog



Columbia Gorge View Rest Stop 15



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