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.
Whipple Creek Hike
David and I on Whipple Creek Hike. June 10, 2015. Old Grist Mill. Click here for more pictures.
Cathedral Falls Hike
July 2014 - Great views! - Click here for more pictures.
Elwah Falls Hike
May 2014 - David and I hike to Elwah Falls in the Columbia River Gorge - May 28, 2014 - Click here for more pictures.
Falls Creek Trail Hike
David and I did this hike on May 21, 2014. Beautiful wooded hike. About 8 miles round trip. Click here for more pictures.
Klikitat Gorge Hike
May 2014 - David and Noel Johnson on a Klickitat Gorge Hike - May 12, 2014 - Click here for more pictures.
Waterfalls Near Sisters Oregon
Table Mountain Hike
July 2013 - David Johnson on hike to Table Mountain with Friends of the Columbia Gorge.
Starvation and Mosier Creek Hike
My son David and I did this hike on July 6, 2013. Awesome. Click here for more pictures.
Upper Marble Creek Falls
Hamilton Mountain and Waterfall Hike
My son David Johnson and I hiked up Hamilton Mountain to the magnificent waterfalls. This was on June 2, 2013. The weather was just perfect. This was a pretty steep uphill climb so it was about my limit. Well worth the trouble for sure. Hamilton Mountain is on the North side of the Columbia Gorge, about 53 mile from Woodland, quite close to Beacon Rock. What a beautiful place. Click here for more pictures.
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.