Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Song-osity: Mountain High

Ain't no mountain high enough...
Ain't no valley low enough...

{Diana Ross - Ain't No Mountain High Enough}

Avi and I had some sister time and went across the river into Washington to hike Dog Mountain.

What a hike!

It's about 7.8 miles round trip and the first half - STRAIGHT uphill. We gained 2800 vertical feet by the time we reached the summit. We did so much climbing my fitbit thought I had climbed 250 flights of stairs!

As we broke the tree line we emerged into a field of wild flowers with stunning views of the Gorge. We kept climbing until we hit the summit. The views were breathtaking and worth the huffing and puffing we did on the way up.

After a short snack and leg break at the top we let gravity help down in record time. Seriously, hiking poles rock on the down hill. We made it to the bottom about 2.5 hours after we set out and with very tired legs!

It was a spectacular hike and a fun way to burn off the matzah we'd been eating and get some quality sister time.
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22 thoughts on the matter:

NC Sue said... {Reply}

I wish I had taken the time to get in better shape about 30 years ago. I couldn't hike like you've described today! But you had a lovely time, judging from the photos, and I'm glad you shared at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/05/the-cats-of-san-juan.html

Jessica Fiorillo said... {Reply}

Wow, sounds like so much fun! Amazing captures - thanks for sharing. :)

Tom said... {Reply}

beautiful sights, I'll take the less difficult trail!

Bekah said... {Reply}

250 flights of stairs? OH MY WORD!!! You are so my hero. Stunning views though. Worth it!!!

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said... {Reply}

That looks intense but amazing! I love the photos you captured!!So impressed with you ladies!

Blogger Jedidja said... {Reply}

Beautiful pictures! How beautiful are the mountains ( I never seen one). Have a nice day!


packmom said... {Reply}

What an amazing hike!

Patrick weseman said... {Reply}

Beautiful photos. What a nice hike.

Kathy McB said... {Reply}

Oh wow! Those yellow flowers in the foreground with the mountains in the background....where is Julie Andrews? haha. So Beautifiul! Thanks for sharing at Song-ography.

Impulsive Artistry by Charles Wolf said... {Reply}

Stunning captures! I love hiking, and it looks like you found an amazing place to travel and explore—What an inspiring trip!

Gina Kleinworth said... {Reply}

So much fun- I love that area there at the border. So pretty.

Dara @ Not In Jersey said... {Reply}

That's awesome, I love hiking!

Adrienne said... {Reply}

Well now isn't this just spectacular! As always, you're inspiring me to keep going - got to get out on some trails so I'm ready for some climbing in OR this summer!

Jill Foley said... {Reply}

That hike kicks my butt every time! So glad you got to see the wildflowers....there is nothing quite like it.

Buckeroomama said... {Reply}

Well done! I don't mind the miles; I just don't like climbs.

elizabeth said... {Reply}

Is this the first time I realized you must live near me? I'm from Vancouver!

Brooke Neal said... {Reply}

hooray, you made it!! I am in Germany this week and planning to do some of my own hiking.

abrianna said... {Reply}

Beautiful shot of the gorge-breathtaking.

Clairejustine oxox said... {Reply}

Whoo what a beautiful walk Tamar, stunning views and pictures. I want to try and walk up here :)

likeschocolate said... {Reply}

It looks like it was worth it as the view is gorgeous! Have a great weekend!

Photo(Geo)grapher said... {Reply}

Great trip! Beautiful mountain views :-)

Anonymous said... {Reply}

Beautiful! That is quite the climb.