Articles by Cari Gesch

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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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The Best Views of Mt. Hood

June 11th, 2013

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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A Family Winter Weekend on Mt. Hood

March 7th, 2013

I want to visit Mt. Hood this winter, but I don’t ski or snowboard. What else is there to do? That’s a…

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What are some good indoor rainy day activities in the Mt Hood/Columbia River Gorge area? -Greggory D.

I would recommend checking out the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center/Wasco County History Museum in The Dalles, along…

October 29th, 2012- Post Your Answer
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On the Road with Farm to Fork: Parkdale

October 4th, 2012

Farm to Fork brings together local farms, wineries and chefs for a celebration of just one of the things that makes…

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Is there an apple tour in the Hood River area or around Mt Hood? Where is the best place for fall color?

Are you looking for an organized tour, or one you can drive on yourself? There are actually Gravenstein apples are…

September 12th, 2012- Post Your Answer
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What are your suggestions for a two-day trip in Mt Hood and Columbia River Gorge in October?

I would suggest using Hood River as a base for your two days here. Lots of lodging options, brew pubs, wineries and it&…

September 10th, 2012- 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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