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Jun 6, 2014 - Beacon Rock, WA

Hello Everyone, After driving over the Colombia River from Oregon into Washington, we followed the river for about 30 miles to the famous Beacon Rock! Beacon Rock is a singular HUGE free standing rock sticking out of the ground and is 2nd in world-wise size only to the Rock of Gibraltar! It was privately owned back in 1915, and the owner decided to carve a path up to the top for all to enjoy. Well, after 3 hard years of work, he finished the path that contains over 50 switchbacks to keep the trail from being too steep. After his death, his...

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