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    No hanging, but a nice hike

    We took a little trip to Angel's Rest in the Columbia River Gorge, Oregon. It was a heck of a hike. Depending on what place you get your info, it was a 2.4 mile hike (uphill the whole way up there) with a 1400+ foot elevation change. Awesome hike, one of very few beautiful days we've had this year and got the wife and kids(5&7 years old) to go with me. They were troopers with hardly any complaining. There were several,"how much farther" questions from them all, but we all made it. Big difference to where I was at 1 year ago with heart disease, and really no shape for any kind of hiking. I'm back on track, beat heart disease, and my feet are healed enough to hike short hikes like this one. Might not seem much to anyone else, but a huge milestone for me. Enough chit-chat, here's some pics!

















    We must all learn to live together as brothers--or we will all perish together as fools. MLK

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    great story and some nice pics. Well done!
    Some of the tress look great for a place to return to with Hammock in pack

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    Thanks. A few from here did a hang there not too long ago. I didn't get to make it. Good thing though because I don't think I would have been up to the task. I'm getting over some foot problems. I did run with about a 25 lb pack today though. By mid to end Summer, I'll be ready to rock though.
    We must all learn to live together as brothers--or we will all perish together as fools. MLK

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    Angles Rest

    Nice shots from Angels Rest. One of my favorite hikes in the Gorge. I will be on the east side doing the Cherry Orchard hike hope the Lupine will be out. Going to hang tonight then head east and hang in the Orchard. Will take pictures.
    Randee \/

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    great story, successful comeback and the pics are beautiful...super job

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    Awesome pictures and great story. Looks like an awesome place to hike!

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    great pix silverlion, looks like a gorgeous place, thanks for sharing them

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    Great pics, I could almost smell the fresh air through the computer.

    It's great that you are able to do things like this now, since you couldn't a year ago!

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    Great pics ,,,glad your back in the swing of things
    " The mind creates the abyss, the heart crosses it."

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    very nice pics, and I'm glad to hear your health is better.
    When it seems like the night will last forever
    And there's nothing left to do but count the years
    When the strings of my heart start to sever
    And stones fall from my eyes instead of tears
    I will walk alone by the black muddy river
    And dream me a dream of my own
    -Jerry

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