Hood River BnB
918 Oak Street, Hood River, Oregon, 97031, United States
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Do everything you can...
Do everything you can outdoors. Obviously, windsurfing is one of the key activities, but mountain biking, hiking, fishing for trout, salmon, or steelhead are superb here. Kayaking is growing huge, and there are tons of off-beat activities too, such as mushroom hunting or huckleberry picking. And, ever present...the Columbia River I love the 'fruit of the Earth' here...what I mean by that is how, especially in late summer and early fall, food products are growing everywhere. Apples, pears, strawberries, blackberries...depending on where you are and who you know, you can walk along and munch the whole time.
warm clothes and hot clothes if ur going on a mt u need spiked shoes water food and plenty of warm clohes if ur going to the river a fishing pole if going in the woods a rifle and a snake bit kit a charger and plenty of film sleeping bags and bug repalant nothing i can think of
Tamanawas Falls is a short 3.8 mile (6.1 km) round trip hike. I would consider them a block from waterfall even though they do completely come away from the face of the cliff. In fact if you were inclined you could likely traverse behind the waterfall.
I traveled to the falls in early May and found that their was quite a bit of snow to be found. The hike begins at about 3,000 feet (914 m) in elevation and gains only 500 feet over the course of the trail. The trail can be a bit tricky in the winter but the footpaths should be somewhat helpful. For better directions see the link below.
As for the falls they are about 100 feet (31 m) and take on a fairly large volume. I did not experience a large amount of overspray from the falls but I also did not get all that close to them. Overall this falls is certainly worth the drive and short hike.
From Hood River take exit 64 from Hwy 84. Travel south on Hwy 35 for approximately 25 miles. The turnoff for the trailhead is about 1.5 miles after the Polallie Creek Campground.
GOVERNMENT MINERAL SPRINGS
Located about 13 miles north of the little community of Carson just off the Wind River Highway, are the natural mineral springs of Government Mineral Springs, bubbling up beneath ancient cedars as they have for eons. The early 20th century forest guard station hasbeen recently restored here and the picnic grounds occupy the site of an old hotel that was built up to give locals the chance to emulate European royalty taking the waters of Spa, Baden Baden or Vichy. Here, guests can imbibe the waters - a little sulphur, a little iron and plenty of CO2 - in an effort to find a youth that has retreated. There are several glorious hiking options taking off from here into the neighboring Trapper Creek Wilderness and Observation Peak, high above, hidden by the dense forest giants all around. See the website below for information on renting the restored Guard Station in lieu of camping.
Hood River Vineyards - Free wine tasting
This is a very small, but VERY good winery in the middle of the country side - not quite that easy to find.If you're on the Freeway to Portland (1-84) take exit # 62 and follow Country Club Road for about 1.6 miles. Then you come to a small junction where you turn right into Westwood Drive. follow W.-Drive for about 0.8 miles and you will reach Hood River Vineyards :o)
Free Wine Tasting - open daily 11-5pp (March-Dec 24th)
Large selection of Award winning wines!
Relaxed & friendly atmosphere - bring the whole family :o)
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