We're really excited about our upcoming trip in 2 weeks! Your previous advice has been so helpful I'm hopeful you can share some more expertise.
It looks like the historic colombia river highway is open the whole way eastbound. We have the day to experience the gorge to Hood River then a night at Timberline. I had some hikes planned but with all the closures from the devastating Eagle Creek fire I was hoping you could give some recs for short hikes, 5 mi or less. I have 3 boys (12,9,7) and husband with me. We'd like to traverse the Bridge of the Gods so if there's some close hikes on the WA side, please let me know. TIA:)