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A hiker crosses a wooden trail bridge over Cold Springs Creek. This mountain creek is located high on Mount Hood and the trail leads to a waterfall, a great place to cool down when temperatures in the gorge get high.

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Beat the heat — Outdoors!

The one thing that I don’t deal very well with is heat and it looks like thermometers in The Dalles will be in the triple digits through July 4. And that makes me cranky. I don’t like hot weather, but after living in the gorge for several decades I have found three sure fire ways to stay cool even when you can fry an egg on the sidewalk:

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