Posts Categorized: natural wonder

Fires in the Columbia Gorge: She’s still here

Native American stories infuse geologic features, mountains and waterfalls and monoliths, with stories that give almost everyone a gender. More mountains in the Pacific Northwest are women than men; more monoliths seem to be women too. Because of this and many other things I call the Columbia Gorge by the feminine pronoun. And, despite much… Read more »

Hiking in Portland: Forest spirits

If you asked me to pick one beautiful┬áthing that sets Portland apart, my answer would be immediate: the forest. No other city has such a large forested park within the city limits, and very few other cities have such magnificent old-growth trees within walking distance of the breweries and coffee shops of the center city…. Read more »