Fire, Then Rain

I’m posting about this epic Scamp all out of order, so forgive me. I seem to be randomly inspired these days, but maybe a month on the road will do that to you.

I’ve gone from all fire and smoke all the time, to rain and snow (!) and pervasive dampness, with towels and jackets that never want to dry out. But it’s a gorgeous Scamp and I’m not complaining. (Well, maybe a little about the dampness.)

Sam and I just left the Columbia River Gorge on the northern border of Oregon, and I wanted to share some photos.

Fire, Then Rain

Here’s what all that rain does for a forest. Green and green.

Fire, Then Rain

We hiked from our campsite (Ainsworth State Park – highly recommended) to Horsetail Falls, and this is the creek that runs from it.

Fire, Then Rain

Here’s the foot of the falls.

Fire, Then Rain

I tried to convince Sam how beautiful it was, but he couldn’t get past the loud noise.

We’re on our way to the Cascades, and then Olympic National Park, because it’s a little over a week until my first ever solo backpacking trip. I’m a bit nervous, but am about as prepared as I can be. (She says, just before something happens that warrants another “mishap” tagged blog post. Ha ha!)

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  1. Sherry in MT September 8, 2015 at 8:29 am #

    I have those same views from and of that falls. Fun huh? ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope your hike is all you hoped and give Sam a pat from us! Maybe we’ll see you on the flip side (I think I sent you our itinerary).
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    • deonne September 8, 2015 at 8:54 am #

      Sherry – That is fun! We’re tag teaming, ha. I’ll check for the itinerary, would be great to meet up. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Martha September 8, 2015 at 10:43 am #

    I have never been to the Columbia River Gorge and look forward to seeing it some day. The best of luck on your solo backpacking trip. I look forward to hearing all about it, and hope you list or describe your gear. As an old backpacker I never tire of hearing about gear, routes, bear sightings, etc.

    • deonne September 8, 2015 at 10:57 am #

      Martha – You definitely should add it to the list, it’s gorgeousness everywhere. (Sorry, unintended pun.) And thank you for the good wishes! I plan to post an in-depth post about it when I get back and yes, I’ll talk about gear and all that. Thank you for the prompt. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Emilie Vardaman September 8, 2015 at 7:21 pm #

    Columbia River Gorge is another trip. Headed to Orcas Isoand tomorrow.
    Loving it up here. Have a wonderful backpacking adventure.
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    • deonne September 9, 2015 at 1:15 pm #

      Emilie – your trip sounds wonderful! Can’t wait to hear about it. Enjoy.

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