Sunday, October 23, 2016

Hell's Kitchen - Whiskey Dick Bay loop

The opportunity to ride in the Quilomene/Colokum wildlife area is always worth the effort it takes to get there.
Looking down at the Columbia River and the town of Vantage

I was first to arrive at the trail head. This is looking east
Ian, Megan and Ward getting ready for the ride 

Heading up towards Hell's Kitchen. I have heard it get's we'll into the triple digits in the summer. It felt hot this day at a whopping high 60's

First of the climbs



We had all dressed in our fall riding clothing and were pretty sweaty. Ward caved. 

luckily this was the most moisture we saw. 

Looking down into Whiskey Dick canyon

Whiskey Dick Canyon

There are several canyons in this area starting at the Columbia river. Many years ago before the river was damned. There where homesteads throughout them. These are fruit trees (apple?) that have survived their battle

Some of the old roads still show pieces of themselves

Our go to campsite at Whiskey Dick bay, along the Columbia

On our way out. Looking down at WD. Our camp is out on the point on the right

Taking in the view and getting ready for a ripping down hill. Such a cool place we have to explore here in Washington. Shhh...