Here are the walk numbers for the 2012 Gorge Walks! 633 walkers from 26 states, 3 Canadian Provinces, Germany and Italy! 1,960 paid walks and 453 free walks for a total of 2,413 walks, (including bike riders)!
Plan now and reserve your accommodations for Cascade Locks! And a big thank you to all 2012 Gorge Walks volunteers, from Ed H, Volunteer coordinator for the Gorge Walks.
Photo Credit: Bill Winton 2012. Columnar Basalt Crop.
Coyote Wall Hike Pre-walk. By Dick K: 10 members of our CRVC Club had quite an adventure today (02/05/2012). We hiked Coyote Wall in the Columbia Gorge. As we drove up the Gorge towards Hood River the wind was fierce and we were having second thoughts about whether this hike was possible with 30 degree temperatures and winds topping 25 MPH. When we arrived at the trailhead the wind had died to almost nothing but it was foggy and cold. So off we went. The views from this trail are spectacular it's just a shame we couldn't enjoy them because of heavy fog. It did, however, clear up about half way through the hike. This time of year the trail is muddy and we also encountered snow in the higher elevations. This hike would be difficult to do as a part of the Columbia Gorge event as there are trails all over the hills and it would be difficult to properly mark the trail and ensure the safety of participants. We have pretty much decided to make this available as a guided hike on both Friday and Saturday, June 15-16, leaving Cascade Locks at 10:00 am. Participants at today's (02/05/2012) hike were: Camilo M, John F, Pat J, Susan T, Barbara B, Tom G, Bill & Leslie W and Dick & Carolyn K. More on Coyote Wall Short Loop here and Long Loop here.
UPDATE: CRVC Vice-President John F will be leading these group walks for both days.
In preparation for the June 2012 Columbia River Gorge Biennial Classic, the Beacon Rock (Washington) Prewalk was completed by Columbia River Volkssport Club members Ed H, Barbara B, Carolyn K, Dick K; and Rose City Roamers club members Camilo M and Wes H. (Photos courtesy of Ed H.) More on Beacon Rock here and here.
20 years! Exceptional service! Served many officer terms, chaired walking events but most importantly as Operations Director for the Columbia River Gorge Events making sure all the details get done for this outstanding event. December 31, 2010.
CRVC's club pre-walk for the Mosier Tunnels was walked by Dick & Carolyn K, Bill & Leslie W, Barbara B, and Ed H. Photo Credits: Ed H.
The website for Cascade Locks, OR has linked to CRVC's website, promoting the Biennial Gorge Walks! Posted photos include walkers Dick & Carolyn K, Daryl P, Eric G, Joe & Karen K, and others. Find this under "Outdoor Recreation, Hiking/Walking". See:
NEW WEBSITE! The new Columbia River Gorge Biennial Classic website is up and running! It has all the information you need for the 2012 events.
At the December 2010 general meeting, guest speaker Vicky Knox Leider, of Shimna Design, shared the progress of the website that is being developed for the Columbia Gorge Biennial Classic.
Visit her website: Shimna Design: http://www.shimnadesign.com/