Monday, September 2, 2013

My Experience at the Astoria Column

The Astoria Column has served for over 80 years as a beacon on the Pacific Northwest Coast. It sits in a wooded area 600 feet above sea level on Coxcomb Hill, Astoria, Oregon’s highest point. We climbed 164 steps (125 feet) to the top along the spiral stairway. It was a bit tiring. Even walking back down made me dizzy.

Gliders (little planes made with basa wood) were available for sale for $1 each. You can purchase them at the gift shop to be launched from the top of the Column viewing platform.

The view of the city is amazing. If you've never been there before, check it out if you are traveling in the area. It was my first time visiting too.

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