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Weldon Wagon Road
Early morning on a beautiful sunny Saturday near Husum, I found the beginning of the Weldon Wagon Road Trailhead. The 2 1/2-mile wagon road was created in the early 1900’s to haul apples from the upper tablelands to the White Salmon River for transportation to markets.
After climbing out of the valley floor, the old wagon road quickly ascended to an open white oak savannah environment. If I had done the hike four weeks earlier, the grasslands would have been literally covered in the beautiful wildflowers of golden balsamroot. This day the wildflowers were sparce, but the fence lizards were out in force.
At the end of the wagon road there was some old rusted farm equipment left there to capture a feel for the past.
Beautiful scenery, history to be experienced, and some good exercise – – – it made one feel great to be alive.
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