Martin's Gorge Tours

My Personal Commitment:

I am passionate about the great outdoors,
eager to share the natural beauty that surrounds us,
and willing to help you to discover these wonders.

About Martin

Martin Viewing Columbia Gorge Vista

Martin Hecht’s Bio:

  • Outdoorsman and adventurer with over 30 years exploring the Columbia River Gorge. Avid concern for the environment, sustainable development, and good stewardship of land & water
  • B.S. Environmental Science – State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
  • Wilderness training in backpacking, rock climbing, spelunking and white water
  • Swift water Rescue Training (SRT certification) and experienced river guide
  • Founding member of Skamania County Search and Rescue (SAR)
  • Skamania Chamber of Commerce member since 1990
  • Mount Hood ski patrol member and Mountain Host
  • Professional Raft Guide
  • Cycle Oregon, Portland Marathon, Hood to Coast Relay, Trekking on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) and the Appalachian Trail
  • Active member of Columbia Gorge Winegrowers Association
  • Summitted Mt. Hood, Mt. St. Helen’s and Mt. Adams