Painting is just another way of keeping a diary ~Pablo Picasso

Friday, December 2, 2016

A Mossy Wood

I see this stretch of moss and evergreens every time I'm driving east on I-84 to Hood River, and always want to stop for a photo.  Not long ago I noticed that the historic US Highway 30 Trail extends along the edge of this forest, so this week I made time to pull off and walk the stretch of trail just west of Starvation Creek.  These trees extend back maybe 100 ft. until they reach a cliff wall, thus the dark background, and perfect mossy growing conditions.  I have to say, it's a nice little trail, especially for people looking to avoid the steeper elevations.  Only downside is that you walk awfully close to I-84 so lots of highway noise.


Linda W. said...

Oh yeah that new trail looks great! I just hiked from a nearby trailhead to Elowah Falls. A great little hike - and only 1.8 miles.

stardust said...

Beautiful green world of evergreen and moss! If the refreshing feel surpasses the highway noise, that’d be fine.