Just before we broke camp on Friday, July 20, many of us took the opportunity to hike up the the top of Beacon Rock.  The rock was so named by Lewis and Clark during their expedition to find a waterway to the Pacific Ocean.  An interesting fact is that even though Beacon Rock is approximately 110-120 miles inland of the ocean, the tide can raise the river level up to 1 foot even this far inland. 

The first picture is of a woodchuck who greeted us hikers at the top of Beacon Rock looking for handouts.

    The following three pictures are from the top of Beacon Rock.  The quality of the pictures isn't that great because of the low hanging clouds that were with us that morning.