We had planned to do a hike in the Columbia River Gorge over Memorial Day weekend. Unfortunately, everyone else in Oregon and Southwest Washington had the same idea. To compound matters, we decided to take a scenic route--which meant we spent the bulk of the afternoon stuck in traffic.
Once we got to the trail head, we found that the parking lot was full. We could have parked on the side of the road, but decided to head over to the fish hatchery instead. The kids had a great time--by that time, they were NOT in the mood to hike, so I think we made the right decision!
|My daughter is trying to spot one of the sturgeon|
|The trout pond|
|Checking out the trout|
|I think even I could catch something in this pond!|
|The drinking fountain--fish style|
|My kids LOVED this fountain|
|The Columbia River Gorge, with Beacon Rock in the background|