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Benson Plateau via Ruckel Creek Professional Review and Guide
"A bulky, imposing, and nearly level peak in the heart of the Columbia River gorge, the Benson Plateau is the closest thing in western Oregon to a bona fide mesa. While views are slim from the thickly forested summit of this flat-topped peak, there are some decent vistas along the way. Find flowers, too, and native american vision quest pits. And a whole lot of elevation gain makes this hike among the gorge’s most challenging."
--Craig Romano, Day Hiking Columbia River Gorge (The Mountaineers Books).
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