Beacon Rock

On our way home from camping in Oregon this past weekend, we stopped at Beacon Rock in Vancouver, Washington and hiked our way up to the top.

Beacon Rock is composed of basalt, stands 848 feet tall, and was named by Lewis and Clark in 1805. Surprisingly, the hike itself wasn’t too treacherous. We got to the top pretty quickly and I didn’t complain at all. ;) The Columbia River was looking mighty fine from way up there!

According to wiki, there are 51 switchbacks, handrails, and bridges on Beacon Rock. I can’t imagine what it must have been like to build bridges on that thing. Good job, humans. I’d definitely recommend stopping at Beacon Rock if you’re ever passing through Vancouver, but if you’re afraid of heights, maybe you shouldn’t. (Just kidding. Sorta.) Happy Sunday!


"That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet." - Emily Dickinson


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    Kaelene @ Unlocking Kiki

    So gorgeous! This just made me miss the Pacific Northwest so much!

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      I bet, but thankfully Iceland is even prettier!! :)

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    So beautiful and calm!

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    craig aude

    Would I be able to do it, Manda? Looks great!

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      Haha, I don’t know, dad… It might be too scary for you.

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    Wow. That’s so stunning! Also, you two are adorable.

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    Such beautiful photos! There’s so much green! I’m down here in the deserts of New Mexico where brown and tan reign. What is the best time of year to visit that area of the U.S.?

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      I mean, Vancover…and then Oregon – although I would think the same time of year would work for both places?

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        Totally! I think summer is the best time, for sure. We have super dry, hot, gorgeous summers. :) Being surrounded by water, that helps make summers extra fun for boating, swimming, kayaking, etc.

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