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Columbia River Gorge

Strange Winter

It has been unusually icy and snowy this winter.  Portland typically has mild winters and only a little snow every few years.  This year, however, it has snowed several times already, and this last time, it snowed for about 24 hours straight, and there was a foot of snow covering everything.  Unfortunately, the city is … Continue reading »

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Audi A6 Drive

I took another drive out through the Oregon desert on the east side of the Cascades.  It’s about three and a half hours from Portland to Yakima, Wa, through the Yakima Nation reservation.  It was a cool day, in the low 70’s and crystal clear in all directions. I got to the rental car place … Continue reading »

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Lost Lake

I was able to snag a couple of nights in the big cabin, cabin #7, at Lost Lake Resort, about an hour and 45 minutes from home, just north of Mt. Hood.  I booked it a couple of months ago and all of the early summer weekends were already booked, so we took a Monday and … Continue reading »

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Horsetail Falls/Columbia River Gorge

Horsetail falls off of exit 35 from I-84, a short 45 minute drive from home.  

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Portland Area/Columbia River Gorge Hiking

This spring I’ll be exploring the Hiking Trails of the Columbia River Gorge and other Mt. Hood area outdoor activities. The forests, waterfalls and trails in the area offer scenery that is as good as any in the world. Thick, green, fragrant, secluded pine forests with well mapped-out, unending trails that connect to the Pacific … Continue reading »

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