Wyeth


Hundreds upon hundreds of delicate pick wild orchids lining the trail. An interesting waterfall I had not spotted before. And, I found out later there was an 80-foot waterfall less than one-fourth mile further up Gorton Creek.

With some sunshine to provide a true spring-like ambiance, I couldn’t help but enjoy myself on a late April weekend day.

Typically I park at the Wyeth Trailhead in the mid-Columbia River Gorge to hike to North Lake or Green Point Mountain – – – 4,000 to 5,000-foot elevation gains. This day I stayed on the Gorge Trail and hiked to Herman Creek near Cascade Locks. A very pleasant, well-maintained trail it was.

All in all, it was about eight miles round trip and 1,000 feet of elevation gain. A nice way to spend a few hours.

Waterworks Falls on Gorton Creek

Waterworks Falls on Gorton Creek

Oregon Anemone

Oregon Anemone

Trail sign near Herman Creek

Trail sign near Herman Creek

Chocolate Lily

Chocolate Lily

Calypso Orchid

Calypso Orchid

Serviceberry

Serviceberry

Fairybell

Fairybell

Red-flowering Currant

Red-flowering Currant

Calypso Orchid (Fairy Slipper)

Calypso Orchid (Fairy Slipper)

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