Our first hike will be on Archer mountain the western Washington section of the Columbia River Gorge. Oregonhikers.org describes the mountain as "the westernmost of a quartet of similarly formed basalt prominences on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge, the others being Hamilton Mountain, Table Mountain, and Greenleaf Peak. All are the result of layers of Columbia River Basalts backflowing up creek valleys. Softer strata between them are now highly eroded into expansive bowls or deep creek valleys."
The cliffs on the southern aspect of the mountain provide beautiful views into the Gorge and some limited views to the north are also available. There is even the remnants of a commune further back in the woods.
We will take our time wandering the trails, getting to know one another, reviewing gear, and hopefully practice some of our rock skills in a low angle setting.
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