Last week we took some days away from our busy lives and escaped to the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon. We stayed in a small town named Cascade Locks next to the Bridge of the Gods. Cascade Locks was established in the 18 hundreds when th U.S. government approved a plan to construct the locks in 1875 in order to improve navigation. The lockgwere completed by 1896 and by 1938 the locks were replaced by Bonneville Lock and Dam. The city has around 1144 people living there according to the last census in 2010.
People in the city are very friendly. There are multiple hiking trails options including the PCT or Pacific Crest Trail famous in the movie based on the autobiography Wild. In fact the last scene of the movie was shot there by the Bridge of the Gods.
On fun trip we did was taking the Columbia Gorge Steemwheeler. They offer multiple Cruises along the river some breakfast or dinner. The captain shared valuable information of the area and the trip is beautiful. A couple of the sketches below were done from this cruise.
Bridge of the Gods
View of the Columbia River
View of the Gorge from the Steamer Cruise
More to come from this trip,