The Grassy Knoll


Mid-November on a cloudy, windy day.

Eleven-mile hike to visit two long-removed wildfire lookout sites.

Blacktail deer, blue grouse and wild turkeys for company.

Oh, if only the clouds had lifted enough to see the tall snow-covered sentinels of the Cascades.

Views across the Big Lava Bed

Views across the Big Lava Bed

Bull Elk love to rub the velvet off their antlers on smallish trees

Bull Elk love to rub the velvet off their antlers on smallish trees

Daypack on the summit of Big Huckleberry Mountain

Daypack on the summit of Big Huckleberry Mountain

Sunset over the Columbia River Gorge

Sunset over the Columbia River Gorge

Foundation of the old Grassy Knoll Lookout

Foundation of the old Grassy Knoll Lookout

Fast-moving, low-lying cloud moving over the ridge

Fast-moving, low-lying cloud moving over the ridge

Trail passing through meadows on top of the ridge

Trail passing through meadows on top of the ridge

Passing through the mist

Where are the leprechauns?

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