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=== Guidebooks that cover this destination ===
 
=== Guidebooks that cover this destination ===

Revision as of 14:06, 19 March 2007

Looking west from Munra Point (Joseph Rabinowitz)
One of three spine-like ridges that converge at the summit (Jeff Statt)
Looking northeast towards the Bonneville Dam (Joseph Rabinowitz)

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Description

Munra Point may rival Table Mountain and Dog Mountain as one of the best viewpoints in the Columbia River Gorge. What is lacks in elevation, it makes up for with it's unique tri-ridge summit, sheer exposure, and short but steep scramble to get there. Munra Point is the rocky ridge between Nesmith Ridge and Wauna Point. It towers high above Tanner Creek just to the east and Moffett Creek just to the west. The vertex where the three ridges come together is the true summit. (Climbing this knob presents a bit of danger with little room for error.)

From this point you see Table Mountain directly to the north, with the Bonneville Dam and the Bridge of the Gods off to the distance to the northeast.

This is a dry-weather destination. The rock here is well-eroded and can be quite slippery when wet.

According to Oregon Geographic Names, Munra Point was named back in 1915 for Katherine Sterrett Munra, a restaurant owner in Bonneville, OR. She was affectionately known by locals as "Grandma Munra".

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Guidebooks that cover this destination

  • Day Hike! Columbia Gorge, by Seabury Blair, Jr.
  • Afoot and Afield Portland/Vancouver, by Douglas Lorain
  • 35 Hiking Trails, Columbia River Gorge, by Don & Roberta Lowe
  • Columbia River Gorge, 42 Scenic Hikes, by Don & Roberta Lowe
  • Hiking the Columbia River Gorge - 1st and 2nd Editions, by Russ Schneider
  • 100 Hikes in Northwest Oregon - 3rd Edition, by William L Sullivan

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