Highlighting the Pacific Northwest
Welcome to the magnificent Pacific Northwest. On these pages we highlight the natural beauty of the area as
well as events and activities.
Thank you for visiting.
Eagle Creek Punch Bowl Hike
My son David Johnson and I, hiked to the Eagle Creek Punch Bowl on October 5, 2012. This is a hike that can be dangerous so be very careful, however, it is well worth it. We met people from several different states. The weather was perfect. I was surprised by the number of ladies on the trail. Dogs too. We are so fortunate to have such beautiful falls in our area...Click here for more pictures and info.
June Lake Hike
Kalama Falls Hike
On Friday, September 14, 2012 I got up early to go on a trip with our son David to Kalama Falls...Click here for more pictures and info.
Beacon Rock - Columbia River Gorge
Lyle Cherry Orchard Hike - Columbia River Gorge
It was a beautiful sunny day for this hike. We saw some early blooming wild flowers. We encountered old roads of interest. There was a nice turnout with a great view of the Upper Columbia River Gorge. I acted as shepherd on this hike. The shepherds job is to make sure that no one falls behind the group and gets lost. Click here for more pictures.
"A Woman Alone" Hike - Columbia River Gorge
Rene Tkatch was the leader on this hike. John Harrison author of "A Woman Alone" a historical narrative of one of Sam Hill's mistresses, Mona Bell, gave a lecture about Bell in the parking lot just below Bell's old home. The hike was a loop up to Munra Point and back. We came back along Eagle Creek. Click here for more pictures.
Dry Creek Falls Hike - Columbia River Gorge
Friends of the Columbia Gorge hike leader, Dave Johnson led a group of hikers through lush forests to the secluded and often over-looked Dry Creek Falls that plunges down a basalt cliff to a deep bowl. Click here for more pictures.