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Weldon Wagon Road
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. And, to my delight I had popped out of heavy fog into sunshine.
At the end of the wagon road there was some old rusted farm equipment left there to capture a feel for the past.
Instead of turning back I ascended logging roads for several miles to the north. Still above the heavy fog layer, I took a break and enjoyed a snack.
Beautiful scenery, history to be experienced, 9 1/2 miles and 2,200 feet of elevation gain – – – it made one feel great to be alive.