Sunday, February 28, 2010

Elevator Shaft

Now, how could you not like a hike called the Elevator Shaft? True, it does not have near the elevation gain as Mailbox Peak near Snoqualmie Pass, but this unmaintained trail in the Columbia River Gorge is sporty. The trail, if you would call it that, makes it way up a talus field, often disappearing.

Along the way my trusty companions and I stopped by the Trails Club of Oregon's lodge. As we passed by the door opened and we were welcomed inside and give a short tour.

It has been four years since I've hiked here. Since I plan on leading this hike in April, I wanted to scout it out, as the maze of trails up above can be confusing. Thankfully we were able to navigate past the Christmas Tree Ornaments (I kid you not) and find out way back to the main trail, which passes by Multnomah Falls. It was good to see the crowds out to see this popular Oregon attraction on such a brilliant day.

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