Articles by Cari Gesch

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Is it better to visit Mt. Hood in the winter or summer?

There are so many fun things to do on Mt.Hood in the summer. It’s actually my favorite season on the mountain (probably because I am not much of a skier). Though, there are plenty of other things to do on Hood in winter if you don’t…

February 28th, 2016- Post Your Answer
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What are the best places to camp in the Mt. Hood National Forest?

There really isn’t a bad place to camp in the Mt. Hood National Forest. For starters, you should bookmark thiscomplete list of campgrounds in the Mt. Hood National Forest. If you don’t like crowds,theLost Creek Campgroundoff Lolo…

May 28th, 2015- Post Your Answer
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How much clothing should a Louisianian wear when hiking to Oneonta Gorge in March?

Fleece is king here, as isdressing in layers. The weather in March can be a bit unpredictable bright sunshine one minute, thunderstorms the next. So just be prepared for a bit of everything. Iwouldn’t suggest going down to Oneonta…

April 19th, 2015- Post Your Answer
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When are the wildflowers in full bloom?

First blooms usually start appearing around mid to late April, and continuing until the hot (well, hot for Oregon) weather arrives sometime in early July. To catch a nice selection of wildflowers, I would probably suggest sometime in early to mid…

April 7th, 2015- Post Your Answer
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Are sites in the Gorge accessible to people with limited mobility?

You will find that there are TONS of accessible sights along the Historic Columbia Gorge Highway, including Multnomah Falls. There is an elevator in the historic lodge there and a wheelchair ramp to the main viewing area. The trail is paved all the…

March 28th, 2015- Post Your Answer
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Six Best Views of Mt. Hood

March 6th, 2015

As the Ask Oregon Ambassador for the Mt. Hood and Columbia River Gorge region I am often asked, Where is the best…

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Phelps Creek Vineyards

May 12th, 2014

Named for a small stream that flows past the vineyard, along with the close knit community that lives in the area,…

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Where can I find huckleberries around Mt. Hood?

Huckleberries generally grow in the mountains above about 3000 feet. There are some great spots around Mt Hood, and I…

March 27th, 2014- Post Your Answer
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Can we see Multnomah Falls and the Oneonta Gorge in one day?

You can absolutely visit both the waterfalls and then make the “loop” around the mountain to visit Mt. Hood…

November 24th, 2013- Post Your Answer
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When is the best time of year to visit the Columbia River Gorge?

To be honest, there really isn’t a BAD time to visit the Columbia Gorge. There are a few months in the winter, when…

July 31st, 2013- Post Your Answer
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About Author Cari Gesch

Cari, a resident of the Mount Hood foothills, is a photographer, writer, and wanderer of hiking trails and scenic byways. She captures images and stories of the experiences and destinations that make Oregon such an exciting place to live and play in on her blog, Wahkeena Exposures.

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