Columbia Gorge Getaways by Laura O. Foster
Experience Gorge Towns to Trails now with the help of Laura O. Foster’s new book Columbia Gorge Getaways: 12 Weekend Adventures, from Towns to Trails. This book helps you turn that day hike into a multi-day adventure in one of Columbia Gorge's historic river towns.
With the book’s 12 ready-to-go vacation itineraries, it’s like having a personal tour guide always ready in your glove-box. The itineraries—plus a one to five-day highlights tour—contain everything you need to know to have a blast in the gorge, from its beaches to its back roads, historic downtowns, hiking and biking trails, shopping, brewpubs and wineries, rural inns, historic sites and museums.
Included in this first edition is a forward by Executive Director Kevin Gorman about the wonder and importance of going beyond your day hike to learn the back stories of the Gorge’s towns and natural areas.
Laura O. Foster writes about exploring the Pacific Northwest. Her other books include Portland Hill Walks, The Portland Stairs Book and Walking with Ramona: Exploring Beverly Cleary’s Portland.
We are grateful to partner with Laura. A portion of our book sales support Gorge conservation work.
Read Portland Tribune feature story about the book
VIDEO: Laura O. Foster talks Gorge vacations on KATU's "AM Northwest"