What a view! At almost 3,000 feet the summit of Hardy Ridge is one of the highest points in the western end of the Columbia River Gorge.
Nesmith Point at 3,900 feet is the highest location in the cliffs above the Columbia River. It’s directly across the Gorge from me.
Looking down over the saddle below Hamilton Mountain’s summit is Bonneville Dam.
Mt. Hood, mostly obscured by clouds, is visible in the distance beyond Tanner Butte.
I feel like I’m among old friends that I’ve visited many times.
In this new year, begin making some new mountain friends for yourself.