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Anyone who lives in or regularly visits Oregon and Washington should make a pilgrimage to the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area several times a year. True, the Gorge can be rather ominous at times during the cold season. But hiking during the best days of fall, winter and spring can help you stay in shape for the more demanding treks of summer, when the snow melts and opens up higher hiking trails in the Cascade Mountains and volcanoes of the Pacific Northwest. No matter the season, the Gorge is boundless with beauty and wildlife. Munra Point is a very challenging hike, but also quite brief (six miles round-trip). Its solid steep trail leads to great views. Take I-84 to exit 40 (Bonneville Dam) and turn south for 1⁄4 mile to the Wahclella Falls tiny parking lot on Tanner Creek. Alternatively you can take I-84 E from Portland and park off the shoulder of the Interstate under the second big brown sign for exit 40 (“Fish Hatchery Sturgeon Cntr exit 40″) next to an overgrown driveway just west of the big sign; the early bird will get one of only a couple of spots. Or take I-84 W from Hood River and carefully exit the highway to the left at Moffett Creek immediately west of the bridge with no off-ramp or much room to slow down, precisely across from the milepost 39 marker, onto a short driveway with a gate (room for a half-dozen vehicles without blocking the gate).


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46.3 F (7.9 C)

Wind: From the NNE at 1.0 MPH Gusting to 1.0 MPH

Humidity: 97%

Pressure: 1000(mb)

Dewpoint: 46 F (8 C)

UV: 0

Visibility: 16.1(km)

Precip: 0.00 in (0 mm)

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