To climb a mountain

Jacose's trusty be-stickered water bottle

Jacose's trusty be-stickered water bottle

GutMonkey's own Jacose Bell, spent her Sunday in the "Gorge"-ous Columbia River Gorge, just east of Portland.

If you're a mentor for The Generation IX Project, put the Gorge high on your list for extra destinations when you come out to Portland for the retreat. 

On your way out, pick up a copy of Scott Cook's "Curious Gorge." More detailed and personal than your average trail guide, it catalogs all the best hikes, viewpoints, and destinations in the Gorge.