On May 31, Kim and I celebrated our 11th anniversary at the top of Table Mountain in Oregonian’s Columbia River Gorge.  It was a pretty grueling climb up, and at the top I decided we needed a celebratory selfie to capture the moment.  You can see the result below, and I’m pretty sure I’m going to set a new fashion trend with my crazy new hair style! 🙂

Self portrait failure aside, Table Mountain was a pretty spectacular place to spend an anniversary.

The Mountain itself has an amazing geologic history, and we were able to hike and climb to the point where hundreds of years ago, a giant chunk of the Mountain fell off, causing an enormous landslide that created the fabled  “Bridge of the Gods.”  According to Native American legend, the landslide for a time choked off the entire Columbia River, allowing it to be crossed without getting one’s feet wet.

As you’ll see below, the hike treated us with some amazing bird’s eye views up and down the Columbia River Gorge.  And, small wildflowers were in full bloom, both in the high alpine meadows and on the forest floor below.

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