23.5 miles of hiking • 750' elevation gain •
Wettest day either of us had ever seen east of The Dalles! The freeway was a slopfest from Portland onward. Still dumping when we hit the trailhead. Waited an hour or so, and the skies began brightening a bit, so we grabbed a bigass umbrella and decided to give it a go. Within an hour, everything turned around! What a delight.
The old Harris Homestead ranch house has almost completely collapsed now. At the current rate, it seems unlikely to survive the winter. The stroll was as lovely as ever, maybe even better since everything had just been power-washed before the bright lights were turned back on. Didn't see another human the entire time out. :-)