6 miles of hiking • 1500' elevation gain •
It was a winter wonderland in the gorge today - our curiosity bringing us to check out the fire damage to the newly reopened trail. Trail was mostly empty when we arrived around 9 am - but was bustling with incoming poor footwear choices as we rounded our way down to the Multnomah end. Microspikes used on the descent and we were glad to have them on slick trail with steep drop offs. After witnessing a fall from one group of guys - I asked if they were doing the loop and if they had traction. Of course the answer was yes for loop, no for traction. Hope they stayed safe.