On Saturday evening we took a quick trip into the Gorge and hiked Beacon Rock. It's a short trail, but a steady climb all the way up to the top. The views from Beacon Rock up and down the Columbia are just beautiful.
Beacon Rock is a pretty old trail. I find the little, old-looking details like this stone wall and the railing interesting.
The zig-zagging trail as seen from above.
The Northwest is so beautiful! Just having been in Hawaii, it's interesting to compare the two. I think they're both gorgeous. Though the Northwest may never seem like the vacation destination that Hawaii is, I think anyone who lives here should consider themselves blessed. A 45-minute drive up the Gorge is all it takes to be completely surrounded by an amazing display of God's creation.