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The Eagle Creek Fire and Hiking in the Columbia River Gorge

Hello, hikers, and welcome. This page will be my ongoing attempt to track what is going on with hiking trails in the Columbia River Gorge and how they were (are) effected by the Eagle Creek Fire of 2017.

Some of the burned area in the Gorge.

Some of the burned area in the Gorge.

As of March, 2018, we still don’t know a lot. Word is the Historic Columbia River Highway through “waterfall alley” – including access to several very popular hikes – wasn’t expected to open until the summer of 2018. In addition, massive changes to traffic and parking patterns on that road are also being considered.

I do recommend these two blog posts from Tom Kloster at Wy’East Blog:

After the Fire: A Closer Look (Part 1 of 2)

After the Fire: A Closer Look (Part 2 of 2)

So stay tuned. Meanwhile, here are some resources to check out:

 

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