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Jul 28, 2016 - Government Camp, OR - Back to the Mountains

(Ron Writing) We left Clatskanie about 11 AM and continued east on US-30 along the south side of the Columbia River. We crossed the river over the Lewis & Clark Bridge (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_and_Clark_Bridge_(Columbia_River)) to Longview, WA and then jogged over to I-80 south along the north & east side of the river in WA. We skirted around the north and east side of Portland and stopped at a Costco for gas, lunch, and purchased a few things. It was about 90° in the Portland area. We left there around 3 PM and headed southeast...

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Sep 17, 2013 - Anniversary at Mount Hood

Today was our two-year anniversary and we left Bend and headed to Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood to celebrate. We had a very nice breakfast at the hotel and then checked out and started making our way north. From Bend, we took US-97 north and then US-26 W into Mount Hood National Forest. Ironically, we had great views of the mountain for most of the drive until we got into the forest, at which point the trees blocked our view. As we got closer to the mountain, we took OR-35 N and got off at the exit for Mount Hood Meadows Ski Resort. There...

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Aug 25, 2011 - Mt. Hood, Day 4

This was my sanctuary day in the woods, as today marks the first anniversary of Melinda's passing. I find more peace and comfort in the woods than many other places, so this is where I wanted to spend the day. My campsite was adjacent to a creek, with no one on either side of me, so the night was peaceful - maybe a little chilly, but nice. After breakfast, I headed up to the Ramona Falls Trail - roughly a seven mile hike, round trip. It was a nice day and a nice hike, and offered the peace that I wanted. AFter this hike, I was curious...

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Aug 24, 2011 - Mt. Hood, Day 3

Sunset. Tonight I seek a little solace with the mountain. Tomorrow marks the 1st anniversary of Melinda's death, and my choice for dealing with it was to be out in the woods. So I camped out tonight at a Forest Service campground not far from here. After setting up camp - tent and all, I headed for the mountain, and was hoping to get up here before sunset, but was just a little too late. Even so, there were some great photo opportunities.

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Aug 21, 2011 - Mt. Hood, Day 2

Early morning. Today, Terri and I ventured out early in an attempt to reach Mt. Hood by sunrise. I was hoping to get above the early morning fog for one of those great views of the fog laying in the valleys. But alas, there was no fog today. However, that did not diminish the beauty of the surrounding areas, and a nice view of Mt. Jefferson to the south. We even ventured along the Pacific Crest Trail for a mile or so. A nice morning.

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Aug 6, 2011 - Mt. Hood, Day 1

Due to the number of days separating visits to the Mountain, I've opted to enter the days separately, even though there are not a whole lot of pictures. In some small way, perhaps you can see the changes in the snow pack, etc. from early August to three weeks later. One of the benefits of living in this area, is the proximity of features like Mt. Hood. It only takes about an hour to get there - at least during this time of year. And of course, the scenery is great for most of the way. Also at this time, the crowds are thinner, due to the...

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Jul 30, 2010 - Paradise Point SP - Government Camp, Mount Hood

Our bodies are not yet totally adjusted to US time, so we are up with the lark! This can only be a good thing - we are on the road each day somewhere between 8 - 9am, and can pack a lot into the morning. Come afternoon, we can chill, wherever our home is on each particular day. Today we leave Washington and hit Oregon at the Columbia River Gorge. We stop at the obligatory Multnomah Falls (nice), then at Bonneville Dam. I am highly bemused by the security search at the entrance (having grown up in N.Ireland during the troubles). Security...

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Jul 16, 2010 - Mt. Hood Cabin

I arrived at the cabin on Mt. Hood on a beautiful warm and sunny day! So glad to be here after riding 1,712 miles. I'm now able to upload photos to this trip journal - thanks to neighbors Carl and Susan! You can view each day's photos by clicking on the journal entries.

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Aug 26, 2009 - Mt Hood & Trillium Lake

We drove US Highway 26 from Troutdale to Government Camp OR on August 23rd. Government Camp is a resort area located on the south shoulder of Mt Hood near Trillium Lake which has an excellent Forest Service Campground, albeit dry camping – no electric, water, or sewer. We had a reservation and stayed three nights. After setting up and exploring the Trillium Lake area, we drove to Timberline Lodge, a resort with year round skiing and snowboarding on Palmer Snowfield which retains its snow year-round. There are also many hiking opportunities...

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Mar 19, 2006 - Medford Oregon to Government Camp

Had a wonderful brunch prepared by Patrick then we all went to their church together, a Spanish Mass with standing room only. Beautiful music and special to be in a lovely church on my mother's birthday, always a special day. We said our farewells and were on our way up towards Portland with the intention of going to spend the night with JR's sister Nora how ever she wasn't feeling well so we decided to detour towards MT. Hood and found room at the Huckleberry Inn for the evening. The children finally got to have the milkshakes they...

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