Here are all the variables:
8 adults – That means one in the front of the pack, one in the back, five in the mix, and one to quickly ride back to the parking lot when you realize you forgot to place your parking-permit in the car window.
6 kids – Ranging from 7th grade to 1st, this lively crew (and all their gear, and all their chatter, and all their laughter) makes me smile!
4.5 miles - That's one way and NOT on even ground. While my amazing-calf muscles hubby made each climb without breaking a sweat, there were several times my youngest son and I had to hop off our bikes and walk up the incline. The good news - coasting down the other side offered a great thrill!
2 tunnels –The "Twin Tunnels" of the Historic Columbia River Highway were built just before 1921 and provided safe passage for many a Model T-Ford. Now they are a highlight of the bike trail and a fascinating glimpse into history.
1 waterfall –On the way back into Portland we stopped at the infamous Multnomah Falls. The upper fall is 542 feet tall and the lower, 61. It's an awesome scene. We definitely need to return when we have more time to hike to the bridge!