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EDITOR

Kristy Tolley
ASSOCIATE EDITOR

Janean Flowe

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Oregon and Washington

SENIOR DESIGNERS

Amanda Johnson
Morgan Keith

Occasionally America's lands - even those that have been commercially

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

developed - are deemed so spectacularly beautiful that they are

Rachel Hawkins

designated national scenic areas. A section of the Columbia River is one
such spot.
In 1986, President Ronald Reagan signed into law an act that established
the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, thus simultaneously

VICE PRESIDENT
TRAVEL & BRANCH OPERATIONS

Rob Huffman
SR. MANAGER,

protecting " the scenic, cultural, recreational and natural resources of the

TRAVEL MARKETING & PRODUCT

Gorge " and " encouraging growth to occur in existing urban areas. " More

Darcy Grimes

than 80 miles and 292,500 acres along the Oregon-Washington border
comprise the tapestry of wild spaces and urban centers.

MANAGER, TRAVEL MARKETING

Julie Elberson

Traveling east from Portland on I-84, it's easy to see why the area earned
its designation. The interstate bends and straightens with the sometimes
mile-wide Columbia River, the waterway's presence formed by volcanoes
and floods - over 4,000 feet deep at its deepest. Leafy oaks and towering
cedars frame the varied landscape, while waterfalls, such as the popular
Multnomah Falls, lure you to scenic overlooks. You could drive through the

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national scenic area, stretching your legs at notable landmarks - Bridal
Veil Falls, Bonneville Dam and Bridge of the Gods, to name a few - or in
charming, hip towns like Hood River, but the better way to experience the

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scenery is to get out of the car.
Take a paddlewheeler down the Columbia to see the gorge from the

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water, or raft one of its federally designated Wild and Scenic Rivers: the
White Salmon or Klickitat. Hike into its interior on trails that lead to views of
Mount Hood on the Oregon side or spurs of the Pacific Crest National Scenic
Trail on the Washington side. Mountain bike near Coyote Wall, a formation
of columnar basalt, or road bike along the Historic Columbia River Highway
between Mosier and The Dalles. Fish at high mountain lakes. Perhaps most
unusual of all, go windsurfing in the area that claims to be the world's
windsurfing capital. Whichever way you choose to explore this national
scenic area, one thing is certain: it's gorge-ous!
	

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of AAA Traveler - Winter 2021

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Departures
Because Someday
Travel Buzz
Costa Rica
Places We Love
AzaMazing Experiences on Sea & Land
Scandinavia
Under the Tuscan Spell
Italy
Agent Spotlight
Trip Notes
A Ship for the Senses
Art Imitates Life
Memory & Masterpiece
Ride the Rails from the Rockies to the Red Rocks
Colorado
Switzerland
Alpine Adventures
Idyllic Islands
Bermuda
The Road Less Traveled
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AAA Traveler - Winter 2021 - Costa Rica
AAA Traveler - Winter 2021 - Places We Love
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