How lucky we were to get away...even if it was only overnight. Paul and I have been waiting to do some long hikes together like we used to before kids. Our last long hike was Ape Caves. It was not actually long, but definitely not one that our kids could have done. Since we've had such a mild spring, we got surprisingly lucky to have an 80 degree day for a hike in the Gorge. It was perfect! We started out with a stay at Skamania Lodge (about 40 miles east of Vancouver), where we enjoyed the hot tub and just being together.
So 13 miles doesn't sound all that difficult considering it's only half a marathon, but when you are walking over roots and rocks, your feet can take a beating. Being 20 weeks pregnant at the time it was my FEET that felt out of shape the few days following.
This was one of my favorite hikes EVER! Just amazing scenery and the fact that we succeeded and enjoyed our longest day hike ever.
|The tunnel behind the falls|
The destination of Tunnel Falls is named this due to the fact that you walk along a ridge and find yourself walking through a tunnel behind a waterfall. So pretty!
Tunnel Falls hike is probably not one for those who are afraid of heights. This hike had some narrow ledges and tall bridges. One of the bridges you cross is in fact called "High Bridge" because it is 120 ft. over the river. And at a few places they have cables bolted into the rock for you to hold on to since the passes are narrow.
After a full day of hiking we went to Chipotle and remembered why we haven't eaten there in years- not to brag, but my food is better.