As of Tuesday, September 3, 2013
The next two weeks will be tales of the trails in the Cascade Locks area.
The Historic Highway Revived event will take place Sept. 13-15 in Cascade Locks, and this weekend is the annual Pacific Crest Trail Days celebration, Sept. 6-8, on Thunder Island.
Pacific Crest Trail Days includes a campout on Thunder Island (free; first-come, first-served), gear fair and auction, and classes. Activities also include a disk golf tournament and dance Saturday night.
The documentary “Mile . . . Mile and a Half,” will show Friday at 8 p.m.
The Historic Highway Revived event is a celebration of the reconnection of the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail.
Recent construction has been at McCord Creek and Moffett Creek crossings. The reconnection will allow bicyclists and pedestrians to travel through the Gorge between Troutdale and Cascade Locks without having to brave the shoulder of Interstate 84.
A local planning committee is working in coordination with complementary ODOT and Friends of the Gorge events. Its next meeting will be Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. at the Big Orange next to Cascade Locks Post Office.
A 5K and 10K run and cruise-in car show are planned Sept. 14-15 in Cascade Locks, along with live music, a beer and wine garden, and more.
To help celebrate the events to come, Cascade Locks Mayor Tom Cramblett and City Council have declared September to be Cascade Locks Trails Month.
Last week’s city proclamation notes that the City of Cascade Locks recognizes the health values of cycling, and its importance to local tourism.
It also recognizes Pacific Crest Trail Days and notes that last year the council adopted the award-winning “Connected Cascade Locks 2012 Plan” developed by students from Portland State University.
The Historic Highway trail dedication will be Sept. 14 at 11 a.m., with the opening of the John B. Yeon State Park to Moffett Creek connection.
Other Cascade Locks events include Walk the Bridge of the Gods, Sept. 15 at 10 a.m. and the Cascade to Crown” bike ride (Cascade Locks to Crown Point) on Sept. 15.