Dog Mountain, 10 miles east of Stevenson, WA is a short (and quite steep) hike through a dense forest and then through fields of Yellow Balsamroot flowers. The trail rises 2800 feet in 3.5 miles to give spectacular views of the gorge and surrounding mountains.
I'm committed to my half-marathon training program and didn't really have time to hike today, so I ran/walked the Dog as fast as I could and was up and down in two hours. Next time I'll take my time and enjoy the gorgeous views.
Here is a video and a couple of pics.