|Aug. 20, 2012
We packed up the trailer, told Janet goodbye, and drove up the Columbia Gorge to Hood River, where we turned south around Mt. Hood.
We stopped at a fruit stand beside one of the orchards where the first apples were just coming in. The peaches were falling off the trees beside the car, and the pears looked awesome. We were not disappointed.
Then we drove on to the Cove Palisades State Park. The surrounding countryside was basically desert. We followed the dingbat GPS woman's instructions onto a Very backroad, scenic ride into a fantastic canyon! The geology is amazing, as are views!