Well, it’s been heck of a month for weather in the Columbia River Gorge. You probably saw last week’s snow in the news and at your own doorstep. Here’s a peek of how things looked from our boots.
Sunday, February 9, 2014
Snowbanks lined the (plowed!) East Gorge trailheads. As a kiddo, I would have found these to be the perfect base for a snow fort.
A little bit of snow didn’t keep the hearty visitors from playing along the West Trailhead on the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail!
However, at the West Gorge, the light, fluffy snow, with a nice Gorge breeze made for drifts high enough to block entrance to the Rooster Rock office.
Monday, February 10, 2014
Overnight sleet turned the parking lot at Angel’s Rest into an ice skating rink. 2018 Winter Olympics, here we come!
Any guesses as to the medium of this piece of winter art?
It’s snow! Swirled with grit and filling the outside stairwell to the Friends of Vista House winter office. Gorgeous . . . until it melted!
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Rangers returned to work on Tuesday to drifts up to four feet tall — it took the whole team, manger included, to clear the way.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
By Wednesday, passenger vehicles finally had access Rooster Rock. . . . And our light, fluffy winter wonderland began to turn to dirty brown mush. Until next time . . .