Here at MasterPlans, many people call us to get more information about what we do and how we execute our business plans. One question many people ask us is ‘where are you located?’ Well, we dwell in Portland, Oregon, USA! Many of our clients are spread not only across country, but all over the world. I would like to showcase parts of the glorious pacific wonderland we live in. I am amazed by the magical state of Oregon, and I would like to share it with you all from time to time.
Today, I would like to mention the beautiful Columbia River Gorge that offers countless hikes in Oregon and Washington including the famous Multnomah Falls Hike. There are waterfalls, trees and various wildlife aplenty. I try to hike as often as I can since hiking is not only great exercise, but it also improves mental health. Not to mention, I live in a pletheria of hiking opportunities.
Here are a few of my favorite hikes;
On the Washington side of the gorge is a difficult and rewarding hike up Dog Mountain. Spring brings an abundance of beautiful wildflowers along the trail and summit, making it a favorite hike for many. With a climb of nearly 3000 ft, the hike is strenuous, but all the more worthwhile once you reach the top to see the breathtaking view.
Angel’s Rest, on the Oregon side of the gorge near Corbett, OR, is an easier hike with a beautiful view at the summit. I enjoy taking my dog Oliver, pictured below, on this hike since I do not need to worry about too many steep drop offs. Angel’s Rest is a good hike to gain the endurance for the more difficult hikes in the gorge.
Lastly, I’d like to show you all Horsetail Falls. This is the easiest hike on the list that offers stunning views of Horsetail Falls and Ponytail Falls. TLC may have said “don’t go chasing waterfalls”, but I would have to disagree. The sound of the water whilst among nature truly is serenity.
If any readers happen to be in Oregon anytime, I would recommend a day in the gorge on one of these, or one of these other hikes, to experience it yourself! See you on the trails.