Sadly, since it was a preserve, no dogs were allowed and since we hoped to go for a small hike, we didn’t bring anyone with us. Better to leave them at home than in a locked car.
As we drove along the I-5, the color in the sky rapidly changed from beautiful to more beautiful. I finally got to an exit where I could pull off to shoot Mt. Hood in her glory safely.
We reached the exit onto the Historic Columbia Highway just east of Hood River at the perfect time. I never knew that the Columbia River could be so peaceful. Up to this point it had been horribly windy and the river was choppy.
I still have a million pictures to process. Here is the start.