Blast from the past! Hiking my first hike.

Well, this last weekend my wife and I went for a hike.  We went to Angel’s Rest in the Columbia River Gorge.  This was the first hike that we ever did.  In the first experience we got really grumpy because it was SOOOOOOO HARD to make it the 2.3 miles to the top of the hike.  It seemed so straight up and difficult.  It was hot and we did not enjoy it.  Sure the memories were good and all and we look back with laughter now, but at the time is sucked.  In fact, I was sucking wind the whole way. HAHAHA

The second time around it was a breeze for me.  I never even got short of breathe even once.  It was no problem walking up the steep hill to the top of the beautiful landscape to look out on the Gorge.  I was actually able to enjoy the scenery this time.  I took some pics so hopefully you will enjoy it too.

angels rest 1

Angels rest 2

Angels Rest 3

Angels Rest 4

Angels Rest 5

You can even see my loose skin in the last pic. HAHAHA


16 Responses to “Blast from the past! Hiking my first hike.”

  1. 1 Jen
    June 3, 2009 at 4:23 am

    Beautiful! We serve an awesome creator! Thanks so much for sharing. I’m sure being able to enjoy that hike without the huffing and puffing was a huge blessing. I want that! 🙂 Of course, it will take lots of huffing and puffing NOW to achieve that later.

    • 2 run4change
      June 3, 2009 at 4:46 am

      Ah yes! He is the one and only creator and He did such a beautiful job. It is awesome isn’t it.

  2. 3 maggieapril
    June 3, 2009 at 4:29 am


  3. 5 Ren
    June 3, 2009 at 5:42 am

    WOW, it looks amazing! Absolutely beautiful! The hike looks like it would have been challenging but well worth it.


  4. 6 Meg
    June 3, 2009 at 5:56 am

    You guys are such a beautiful couple!! What state is this place? I would LOVE to go hiking there. I recently went camping at Smokey Mountains and went on a 2.2 mile hike to a waterfall. But that hike doesn’t seem as rewarding as yours! haha

  5. 7 AmyJoGo
    June 3, 2009 at 7:56 am

    Next time the fat mind starts talking, please pull out this picture. The two of you make up a beautiful, healthy couple.

    Those pictures are amazing. I’m happy for you that it was the scenery taking your breath away instead of an unhealthy lifestyle. 🙂

  6. June 3, 2009 at 8:13 am


    That is INSANELY beautiful. My ancestors fished there in territory days and it probably looked just the same as it does now. What a wonderful world.

  7. June 3, 2009 at 8:31 am

    Beautiful photos! sounds like more of a climb than a hike at the end! 🙂
    What a great experience you both had… despite the huffing and puffing, it’s just breathtaking.. (pun intended)

  8. 10 seanv2
    June 3, 2009 at 8:34 am

    Wow, wonderful views!

  9. 11 Sarah
    June 3, 2009 at 8:42 am

    What a beautiful place to hike 🙂

  10. June 3, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    WHOA…I want to go there!!!

    YAY YOU!!! YOur wife IS BEAUTIFUL!!!

  11. 13 donna
    June 3, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    I love that little stream flowing over the rocks,makes you want to just lie in it all day.Its all very beautiful Jason,something you never see here in LV.Thanks for sharing.

  12. June 4, 2009 at 3:53 am

    Just a little suggestion. . Do not point out your loose skin. I was looking at that picture and thinking how freakin’ awesome it was (still is) and then your comment made me look for your loose skin. I know we are our own worst critics when it comes to pictures, but man that one is incredible, taken after an incredible accomplishment that you could barely even do not that long ago. I am so proud of you and from someone that always points out her flaws, don’t do it man. We love you loose skin and all. 🙂

  13. June 4, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    Don’t stop at 2 times 😉 The Gorge has many amazing trails and even hitting the same trail at different times of the year will provide many splendid surprises. See you out there!

  14. June 5, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    Great pics and great story. Thanks for sharing.

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