Angels Rest

While others are out there playing the popular game Pokemon Go and catching Pokemon, I’d much rather go out there and hike in nature. While it seems half the world is out catching Pikachu, I’m trying to catch photos of Pikas in the wild. (My only photo of one was blurry.) I’m chasing the view, the flora & the fauna in the great outdoors. Nothing is more glorious than hiking to a wonderful destination and finding that inner peace that comes from being far removed from your bustling, busy everyday lives. My most recent hike was to Angel’s Rest in the Columbia River Gorge.

On this hike, you will see two waterfalls. There’s a side trail to an overlook of  Coopey falls, with a bit of an overview from above. There is not a good way to get closer to this one, but, further up the trail, you will hear rushing water and see another side trail for Upper Coopey Falls, this one is just a short trail right up to the base of the falls. It’s worth the short detour to go see.

Last week I was finding magical things on the trail to the top. This week I’ll share more of the views, because, believe me – they were incredible.  A must-do hike in the Gorge!

Allow peace to flow into you as sunshine flows into the trees. ~ John Muir

 

View of the Columbia River Gorge from the trail to Angels Rest

View of the Columbia River Gorge from the trail to Angels Rest

 

Wildflowers in the Gorge

Wildflowers in the Gorge

 

Angel's Rest ~ Columbia River Gorge

Angel’s Rest ~ Columbia River Gorge

 

Where I go, these are the street signs - go any direction you want, just don't follow one over a cliff.

Where I go, these are the street signs – go any direction you want, just don’t follow one over a cliff.

 

Upper Coopey Falls ~ Columbia River Gorge

Upper Coopey Falls ~ Columbia River Gorge

 

Yellow flowers on Angel's Rest

Yellow flowers on Angel’s Rest

 

 

A Rainbow of Colors

I love flowers! I love them so much I’m surprised my first post on here wasn’t all about flowers. In the middle of winter, I miss the flowers, but right now the sun is still shining and there’s still tons of flowers all around. You can oftentimes find me stopping to take photos of all the lovely flowers I see out in the great outdoors. These are some of my favorites in a rainbow of colors.

 

 

Red Dahlia

Red Dahlia

 

Orange Lantana Camara Flowers

Orange Lantana Camara Flowers

 

Yellow Sunflower

Yellow Sunflower

 

New Green Sunflower

New Green Sunflower

 

Blue Pansy

Blue Pansy

 

Purple & White Morning Glories

Purple & White Morning Glories

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