Ice Castle on Thor’s Heights
Winter storms have hit early and hard this year in the Columbia River Gorge. Wind gusts are consistently in the 70 mph-range and ice still coats the trees, roads, and buildings around Crown Point. Temperatures are slowly rising and winds have crept down from the 80s. And Vista House’s Crown Point — once called “Thor’s Heights” — has lived up to its stormy name.
Here’s a look around the west end of the Gorge:
Wondering what the winds and temps are like at Vista House? You can click here to check our weather station:
Of course, if the wind gauge is iced over (like it has been for the last two days), it will look like there is no wind at all . . .
Posted on December 4, 2015, in Visiting the Gorge, Weather & Scenery and tagged Columbia River Gorge, Crown Point, Historic Columbia River Highway, Oregon State Parks, park rangers, views, Vista House, wind, winter, Women's Forum. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.