Columbia Gorge Trail Running

After coffee by the Bridge of the Gods, I headed up into the Hood River Wilderness Area. starting from Eagle Creek Trail head. Practically, I was checking out trail runs for an upcoming training course, but as I meandered up the Eagle Creek Trail, it was hard to turn back, A planned hour long run turned into almost three. Not having anything with me, I listened to my belly rumbling and drank from waterfalls.   

It's been a few weeks since doing a wilderness trail run. I came back invigorated, recharged and deeply relaxed.  

Here are a few pictures from a long the way. Here is a link to the run map

 Bridge of the Gods from Marine Park, Cascade Locks

Bridge of the Gods from Marine Park, Cascade Locks

 Eagle Creek Trail

Eagle Creek Trail

 Eagle Creek Trail

Eagle Creek Trail

 Punchbowl Falls

Punchbowl Falls

 Punchbowl Falls

Punchbowl Falls

 Five miles in

Five miles in

 Summer is here!

Summer is here!

 Tunnel Falls. 

Tunnel Falls.