Crowds make me nervous... So when the annual invasion of tourists happens in Hood River every Labor Day, I usually keep my head down and lay low. However, my sweetie and my dog weren't about to spend the long weekend watching me tie flies. Instead, we headed up to the Bird Creek Meadows trail on Mt. Adams. She assured me the ruff road to the trailhead would weed out all but the most serious hikers. We'd see the REI types but probably not much in the way of the Winnebago crowd.
Autumn is right around the corner and with it brings another season on the Klickitat River in south central Washington. I have a love affair with this river... It's one of my favorite rivers to guide and fish on. Here's just a few reasons why...