Beacon Rock and Old Utility Pole from New Trail
HCRH State Trail. September 15, 2013
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Photo of the Day by A. F. Litt: January 3, 2015
I don’t have much time today, so I am not posting a “new” picture, but one that has been on the Recreating the Historic Columbia River Highway site for a month or so… I first posted it there while I was on break from the Photo of the Day, but I almost went ahead and did a one off POTD post at the time, I liked this photo so much.
It is shot from the new HCRH state trail looking down towards actual location of the old highway, with one of the few old utility poles that still mark the course of the original route. This was one of the grayest of drizzly Oregon autumn gray days, but it was very nice. The new State Trail was not officially open yet (traffic was allowed on this one weekend only for the dedication ceremonies) and the final small details were still under construction.
Being late in the day on Sunday, I had the whole trail to myself, and it was a very nice walk that afternoon, alone in the mists, with the peaks "...like sentinels in the Gorge of the Columbia. The clouds play[ing] 'hide and seek' around their heads, and the eagles mak[ing] their nests among the crags."