Off Trail  2014 - Russ Jolley, Mindolovich, and Rock of Ages Trails  [52]

2014 - Russ Jolley, Mindolovich, and Rock of Ages Trails

Summer solstice day hike in the Columbia River Gorge up the Horsetail creek canyon, primarily using the Russ Jolley, Mindolovich, and Rock of Ages trails. These are primative and unmaintained trails, are brutally steep in some places, and often obscured by thick vegetation. However, the scenery is incredible and best of all they are rarely visited. The Russ Jolley and Mindolovich trails have an interesting history, more information on them can be found here and here.