A Love Affair with Hiking

I can remember the first time that I went hiking as a child. I think Multnomah Falls was the first place. I went with my mom and dad and my sister Megan. We got into our 1990 Subaru station wagon and took the hour long drive up the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. We got on I-205 heading East. We kept going past Gresham and then onto Troutdale and eventually ended up at the amazing view. I remember being in awe of how big the mountains around us were. They were mammoth and splendid. As we parked on the cool spring day we prepared our gear. We had a small NorthFace backpack and our shiny red aluminum Sigg water bottle… we were off. We walked across the parking lot and down the ramp that took us under the freeway. We walked past a creek and if this would have been the Read More