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Fort Cascade 10K Volksmarch

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Our last Columbia Gorge event was on the Washington side and started near Bonneville Dam. We walked along the river to Clark' Overlook which refers to Lewis and Clark having been camped in the area.

It was a real pretty area with wildflowers and mountains.

On the way back we had a nice view of Beacon Rock which is a State Park. You have to pay to park at the base so you can climb it.

The River used to have a bad set of rapids before they installed the Bonneville dam and flooded them. To get around the rapids there used to be a small section of railroad. This is all that remains of the portage railroad.

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CELIAMINER 7/1/2012 2:13PM

    Lovely! Can't wait to go there ourselves.

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NANNBIRD 6/28/2012 7:20PM

    How pretty! This must have been so much fun! Thanks for sharing--

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ANYVAR54 6/27/2012 10:51PM

    Beautiful country. Thank you for sharing it. Ravyna

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SKMINNY 6/27/2012 11:34AM

    Wow ,how interesting. How long where you in the area? I love the green. I did get to go to washington and did go for walks in the rain forest.. I want to go back. emoticon

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Mount Hood

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

After hiking Eagle Creek we did the tourist thing and went to see Timberline Lodge at the base of Mount Hood.

Driving over you get a really nice view if the day is sunny. We were lucky and had a day without rain in June.

I wasn't dressed for it, but I had to go for a stroll in the snow.

Timberline Lodge was built by the CCC in 1936-37.

Back at Interstate 5, we pulled off at Panorama Point and I took this picture of DH with Mt Hood in the background.

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TXLADY110 7/4/2012 11:41PM

    :-) if this is what you both were wearing the snow would most definitely have been out.
Congrats on the wonderful weather for the great scenic picture.

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Eagle Creek 12K

Sunday, June 24, 2012

This was a combination of easy trail with some more interesting/challenging spots along the way.

There were people coming down the trail and these two deer were caught between them and us. I got this picture before they headed off into the woods.

This is the High Bridge over Eagle Creek. We turned around and retraced our steps back to the start.

Looking down at Eagle Creek from the high bridge.

This is what Eagle Creek looks like back near where we started walking. That bridge was CCC built by the way. Pretty nice.

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DIBANANA 7/2/2012 9:02AM

  Beautiful place to walk. Bonus to see the deer.

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Old Hwy 30 and Vista House

Sunday, June 24, 2012

After we walked Multnomah Falls we drove on East along old HWY 30 to visit Vista House. This was probably the first rest stop every built. The CCC did a beautiful job. We were driving along and suddenly there it was.

It was very nice inside I even took a picture of the ladies restroom which is done in real marble.

They had information about HWY 30 posted along the walls. I took a picture of this because I thought it was a shame that this beautiful tunnel was destroyed whent they built Interstate 5 in the 60s.

From the balcony I saw another overlook further east so we drove on a little further. When we got to that overlook and looked back this is what we saw. Pretty nice.

This is the kind of scenery you see driving on HWY 30 instead of I-5.

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MIMIWALKING 6/24/2012 3:21PM

Thanks for sharing these lovely pictures and interesting comments. We live at the other end of I-5, in Grants Pass.
We'll try to check out your discovery of this unique rest stop in the future.

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Multnomah Falls - Oregan 10K

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Rugged walk that had an elevation gain of 1500 feet. The overlook of the falls was closed due to a rock slide but there was so many waterfalls beside Multnomah that I won't complain.

Famous Benton Bridge and my DH before beginning the climb.

Me at about 350 feet into the climb up the ridge next to the falls.

There are way too many pictures to put on here. If you'd like to see them all.


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CELIAMINER 6/24/2012 12:52PM

    Breathtaking! This is one place we've been, but we have not been able to do all the Gorge walks. Way back when Portland had the Convention, I made the mistake of going to it on a bus trip that wanted to maximize states. While it was good to get some of the harder ones, like Montana, Idaho, and the Dakotas, our trip organizer let us walk only a few of the Convention walks, and not a single one was among the premier walks.

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SKMINNY 6/24/2012 8:06AM

    What a wonderful place for a walk, and i loved all your pics, Makes me wish i could have been there and enjoyed the forest too,

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