Mosier Twin Tunnels
A Section of the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail
June 21st, 2008
Our good friends from Egypt, Sameh and Amy, had been staying in Portland for a couple of months, and the entire time my friend Sam had been trying to take them on a hike. This trip was a result of his efforts. The trail followed a route that used to be part of the old Columbia River Highway and had been closed and not in use by cars for years. A few years ago it had been re-opened as a scenic and historic trail for pedestrians and bicyclists. I had never heard about this section of the old highway at all and was excited to check it out.
So, the group of us included me, Sam and Josh (friends from church), Amy and Sameh (friends from Egypt) and three girls who were also visiting from out of town who had gotten to know Amy and Sameh at the organization where they were working. The section of the walk we did was from the Mark O. Hatfield Trailhead West to a viewpoint that was just past the Tunnels and back. As I recall, I think our round trip was about 6 miles.