Elk Hunting: Washington Forecast

PHOTO CREDIT: Byron Johnson

PHOTO CREDIT: Byron Johnson There’s camo and orange everywhere around here — it’s the thick of hunting season. We’ve enjoyed hosting some at Wind Mountain Ranch who have put their feet up and caught a few winks in our cabins. While hunters in Southwest Washington have a few more days to tag their deer, many are looking forward to the …

Open Trails in the Columbia River Gorge

  Hi, friends! We know you are all anxious to get back to your adventurous outings in the Columbia River Gorge after the fires last month. We’ve received so many well wishes and can definitely relate to the worries and unknowns. The truth is, yes, the fires did noticable damage to this pristine place we call home. But we can …

Life is Better in the Backwoods

  Life is quiet here in Skamania County. The beautiful mountains protect us. The flow of the rivers runs through our hearts. And that’s why we locals call it home. Sometimes we get overshadowed by the bright city lights and the big box stores. But we are ok with that. We’ve got everything we need. Like that of our local …

Real Stories from the Columbia River Gorge Wildfires

We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. – Wendell Berry   Approximately 2 million people visit the 292,500 acres that make up the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area each year. I live on the edge of the gateway to the Columbia River Gorge, but the heart of this incredible creation is …