Penstock Pipeline Hike

Lori and I started by driving over to the Moser area to do a flower hike but found the wind a bit over powering so we went for a plan B and returned once again to hike the Penstock Pipeline. This is a short and rather unconventional hike a top a historic old pipe that supplies water to one of the first hydroelectric plants built in Oregon. On the top of the pipe you get some great views of the Hood River. I like seeing the evolution of out industrial age as the pipe changes from steel banded wood to riveted iron to more modern welded steel. After our short adventure along the pipe we went to lunch at Thunder Island Brewery.

Pfrime Brewery tastings

Pfrime is a very popular brewery and hard to get seating. We have tried several times to go after a hike and found the line just to long. This time we went so we were the first ones in the door so we were sure to get a seat. It also turned out to be a very stormy day so sampling beer was a better choose then getting soaked on a walk. We ended up getting two flights of tasters and we found the good, the bad and the really good (a barreled age brown). By time we left there was a line waiting to get in. A fun day to have before heading into Christmas.