Welcome Martin’s Hike and Bike
Skamania County Chamber of Commerce
June 2008 Newsletter
"The breathtaking beauty of the Columbia River Gorge just got easier
to enjoy. With the announcement that Martin's Hike and Bike guided
tour service is leading wildflower, waterfall and other customized
jaunts and bike rides, everyone from the casual tourist to the hardcore
adventure seeker can experience its riches.
Transportation, water, snacks, trailhead fees and more are included
so that families, groups or individuals can focus on the flora,
fauna and majestic beauty that has been called one of America's
natural wonders. These mini adventures on foot range from easy to
moderate, as do the bike tours.
Saturday, June 14 and 28, join Martin on a tour of Horse Thief
Lake State Park to view wildflowers along with Native American petroglyphs
and pictographs. Catherine Creek is the destination for the June
7 hike and Tom McCall Point on Saturday, June 21. Both are prime
locations for wildflower viewing in the Columbia River Gorge. The
tour bus leaves promptly from the front entrance of Skamania Lodge
at 9:00 am and returns around 1:00 pm for each of these excursions.
Please register in advance at Skamania Lodge’s Front Desk."
See wildflowers and waterfalls on a Columbia Gorge guided hike
April 24, 2008
"Skamania Lodge in the Columbia Gorge offers a package that includes
guided hikes to see wildflowers and waterfalls on the Washington
side of the Gorge from now through June. Available for guests arriving
Friday nights, the package includes lodging in a forest-view guest
room, starting at $199. The hiking tour is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
on Saturday, with three destinations to choose from. Details: 800-221-7117
Martin's Gorge Tours
"Wine tasting, waterfall, and wildflower tours by an outdoorsman and adventurer with over 20 years? Experience exploring the Columbia River Gorge. Martin has wilderness training in backpacking, rock climbing, spelunking, and white water, and he is an experienced river guide.