Beacon Rock and Ramblings...

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Beacon Rock and Ramblings...

Post by weathercrazy » February 16th, 2010, 9:00 pm

I stopped by and picked up my new GPS from martell...

Then I headed out to the Gorge...I was going to go by myself, but my sister and her b/f wanted to come, so I figured why not.

The views at Cape Horn were spring like to say the least...
8. G Gorge View.jpg
The clouds were in and out, and actually, I was hoping for more clouds to do some night shots...but things worked out well in the end.
15. G Sun Behind Cloud.jpg
Look closely...yes, the bugs are already out!
23. Hamilton and Bugs.jpg
They weren't too bad though.

The waters were calm and the lighting good...
32. B Stream and Water.jpg
I swear I had a shadow...
39. B Beacon Shadow.jpg
Oh wait, that was Beacon Rock.

We made it up in about 20 minutes, taking time for a few pictures of course.

This view east were nice.
41. G Sunset View.jpg
The sun was setting quickly though.
53. G Sunset Wide.jpg
That's when we hit a snag...
60. G Snag V.jpg
...no clouds for my pics.

But...the clear skies and light WARM winds blowing over the cold waters of the Columbia allowed for advection fog to blow over the Columbia lazily. Mainly near Cascade Locks.
67. G BOG.jpg
70. G Fog on River.jpg
The moon was out...
71. G Fog on River Wide.jpg
The views were GODLY...
82. G BOG Wide.jpg
88. G BOG V.jpg
With the next few days being sunny, the trails should dry out some with spring like conditions continuing!

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Re: Beacon Rock and Ramblings...

Post by Easyrider » September 12th, 2010, 12:23 pm

Here's some pictures taken at Beacon Rock last May:

http://easyrider.easyrider.com/beacon_rock.htm

My first "hike" ever.... thought making it to the top was quite the accomplishment for an old, fat guy. Just did Wind and Dog mountains on the same day last week. My wind and endurance seems to be improving while my weight is definitely on the decline. To be honest, I always figured I'd be able to go to the top of Beacon Rock when pigs fly.
Good judgment comes from experience. Experience comes from surviving bad judgment. ~Rita Mae Brown

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Re: Beacon Rock and Ramblings...

Post by mayhem » September 13th, 2010, 11:12 pm

Ok...Are you kidding? This is the gear talk... right?.... where is the gear talk? :)

Nice Pictures though. Where is the GPS data?
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Re: Beacon Rock and Ramblings...

Post by weathercrazy » September 14th, 2010, 4:39 am

Doh! I didn't even see I was in gear talk, my bad!

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