5.13.2008

Angel's Rest

After months of juggling our schedules,
Barry and I finally have the same two days of the week off of work.
We spent yesterday enjoying one of them with a hike at
Angel's Rest in the stunning Columbia River Gorge.
And while my first instinct is to gag
when I come upon the insanely huge slugs here,

I actually thought this guy was pretty amazing up close.

13 comments:

Artsy Momma said...

That viewis breath taking. And the slug? no comment since I was taught if you cant say something nice dont say anything at all *smile*

shari said...

yay for mini vacations. the slug is so cool. xo

c.Rachel said...

Love the name...Angel's Rest.

Coinciding days off = wonderful!!

Dog Gone said...

Insects are just fascinating, aren't they?
Loved Angel's Rest, too. I've bookmarking tons of hikes for easy getaways. Found these recently: Bagby Hot Springs & Oneonda Gorge - light, but interesting!
Check hiking under oregon.com.

Chickenbells said...

Congratulations on coordinating days off, it's so nice to have that isn't it? And yes, the slug is very cool once you get over the ick factor...

house on hill road said...

hooray for coinciding your days off! i am glad you had a great day out.

Esti said...

That's a stunning sight!!

But the slug... came out good on a photograph ;)

Shona~ LALA dex press said...

I have hiked the area + all I can say is WOW!

I am partial to Sea Cucumbers, but mega slugs work when you are not near tide pools.

amandajean said...

what a gorgeous view! glad to hear that you and Barry now share some days off together. what a treat.

littlebyRD said...

Pretty picture! Glad you were able to take a mini vacation!

mansuetude said...

this photo send me to a place that is "between". there is the swirling energies of the water and it connects the winter to the spring, the green. its very mystical.

connie said...

that is a very cute name... angel's rest

and hello mr mcsluggerson!

caroline said...

HAD to de-lurk for the slug. I remember the first time I saw a banana slug! It was a good 10 incher. Compulsively repulsive. It was in the Columbia River Gorge, actually. I even found a postcard with one on it!