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Missing Columbia Gorge Hiker Found

By Jim McCoy Tue 10th June NewsColumbia Gorgemissing hiker
- A Californian recently moved to Portland who got lost on a day hike in the Columbia Gorge has been found, cold but otherwise in good shape. The Multnomah County sheriff's office says Emily Metz was on a day hike Monday above Multnomah Falls. Her boyfriend reported her overdue early Tuesday. After daybreak, a team of deputies found her at about 1,200 feet.Read More »

State Opens Stretch of Gorge Bike, Walking Trail

By Jim McCoy Thu 14th November NewsColumbia Gorge
The Oregon Department of Transportation has opened a stretch of the state trail in the Columbia Gorge that will allow bicyclists and hikers to make the 34 miles from Troutdale to Cascade Locks without braving traffic on Interstate 84. The 1.6-mile segment is part of the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, an effort to reuse roadway completed in 1922 as America's first scenic higRead More »

Missing Gorge Hiker Found

By Jim McCoy Fri 9th August NewsColumbia GorgeConnie Dooneymissing hiker
Multnomah County authorities say a hiker lost overnight in the Columbia Gorge was found Friday morning. The sheriff's office says another hiker called 911 to report encountering Connie Dooney near a switchback. The 44-year-old woman from Longview, Wash., got separated from two hiking companions Thursday near Wahkeena Springs and Devils Rest, in the Multnomah Falls area. Read More »

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