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Jun 12, 2017 - The Gorge

Monday was a perfect day to visit (photograph) some of the many waterfalls along the Columbia River Gorge. We started at Bridal Veil Falls. The Historic Columbia River Highway (US 30) passes over Bridal Veil Falls on a bridge. Along the way we had to share the narrow road with an 18-wheeler and squeeze between the guardrail and the cliff. I'm not sure what he was doing on this road, but I suspect he was lost and thought US 30 would be a good route to take. Was he mistake. We finally got tot Bridal Veil and from the parking lot on the...

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Sep 18, 2013 - Nine Waterfalls in One Day!!!

In the morning, we had breakfast at the Cascade Dining Room. It was not complimentary, we had to pay, but it was probably one of the best breakfast buffets I’ve ever had. The make-your-own Belgian waffles with all sorts of fruity toppings and whipped cream were amazing. I had one and it was so good, I had to go back for another. After breakfast, we checked out of the hotel and made our way to the Columbia River Gorge. Leaving the hotel, we saw a couple of very nice roadside waterfalls on Timberline Drive before reaching US-26. I’m sure the...

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Jul 2, 2011 - Columbia River Gorge

After a week in southern and central Idaho, we decided it was time to head west into Oregon. The eastern part of that state has similar terrain, precipitation and vegetation as the southern part of Idaho…that is to say, pretty dry and desert-like with lots of sagebrush and stunted shrubs except where there is irrigation. It also is a very sparsely populated area, so we just rode until we were tired, which ended up being in Pendleton, Oregon – home of the lovely Pendleton woolen blankets and goods. We didn’t go buy anything though. We stayed...

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Jun 3, 2010 - Columbia Gorge, OR

We're now following the Lewis and Clark trail going back east via the Columbia River. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark were sent west by President Jefferson in 1804 to survey the recent Louisiana Purchase (much of the mid-west) and they continued west into "Oregon Country" still under dispute as to whether owned by the US or Britain. The countries finally settled the dispute in the 1840s and that's when the US Congress enacted the "Donation Land Claim Act" to reward pioneers settling in OR (married couples could claim up to 1 sq. mile of...

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Westward Ho - Again