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Aug 9, 2015 - Hoopla in Salem Oregon - Dan gets a hit

Over the weekend we visited Salem the capital of Oregon. The main street was cordoned off for the Oregon National Guards (ONG) hoopla day. Nine hundred teams had registered for the chance to qualify to represent ONG for the USA Basketball 3x3 National Tournaments. There were basketball teams of all ages and sizes competing at the various courts. There were also many enthusiastic and encouraging parents on the sidelines. The next day we drove along the Columbia River Gorge as we headed for Mt Hood. We passed the beautiful Brival Veils Falls...

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Aug 31, 2013 - Mt Hood camping

It rained all night on us in GF forest and theforecast was for more of the same so we're heading south for sun and warmth. We drove on down by Mt St Helens which we couldn't see due to rain and clouds. We kept going to the Columbia river and crossed back into Oregon at Hood River. Fruit stands are all along the road south so we stopped and got cherries. We drove on down hwy 35 to fs road 44 and turned off for about 5 miles. We found the most perfect spot looking at at Mt. Hood off of fs 4410. The trailhead for surveyors ridge was about 1/2...

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Aug 7, 2013 - Mt. Hood, Oregon - Day 68

August 7, 2013..Mt. Hood. We left Mt. Hood Village about 10:00 am and headed east on Hwy 26. It was a scenic road. We kept getting glimpses of Mt. Hood along the way. Finally we turned off on the road to the historic Timberline Lodge, which is located on Mt. Hood. It was a winding, mountain road, of course, with some waterfalls along the way. We were surprised to see skiers! You can ski in the summer? Yes, there is a slope open on Mt. Hood in the summer. Skiers come here from all around the world. We met one young man from Russia. He spoke...

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North to Alaska 2013

Jul 1, 2012 - Larch Mountain & Mt Hood Or.

Great day visiting Larch Mountain, it is an extinct volcano near Portland, Oregon. The name is misleading, as no western larch can be found there. It received that name when early lumbermen sold the Noble Fir wood as larch. The peak can be reached on paved Larch Mountain Road, 16 miles east of Corbett, Oregon. From the summit parking lot hiking trails lead around the volcano's caldera to Sherrard Point, with an outstanding view of nearby Mount Hood, Mount Adams, Mount Jefferson, Mount Rainier near Seattle and Mount St. Helens, an active...

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Aug 18, 2011 - Day 79 - Mt. Hood Timberlake Lodge

Today we ventured out to Mt. Hood Timberline Lodge. We crossed from Washington into Oregon across the skinny bridge, glad Jay was driving. We headed up Hwy 35 the fruit trail to the Lodge first. We stopped at the ranger station to pick up maps and passport stamps. We passed lots of fruit stands and a few wineries on the way, but Mt. Hood was first. We arrived at Timberline Lodge at about 12:30 just in time for lunch. The lodge was built in 1937 and is on the south slope of Mt. Hood it is at an elevation of 6,000 feet above sea level. It is...

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Jul 18, 2011 - Mount Hood

Skiing in July! The Rally is definitely over, and we woke to the sounds of big rigs hooking up their ‘toads’ (towed vehicles) and leaving the fairgrounds. We fixed breakfast and took a more leisurely approach. We still got on the road by 9:30, which is way early for us! We turned north on Highway 97 out of Redmond, headed for Mount Hood. Like the bear who ‘went over the mountain’ in the song - we wanted to ‘see what we could see’. What we saw getting to the mountain, was a whole lot of central Oregon scenery which is high desert that has a...

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2011Closer 2 Home

Sep 8, 2009 - Mount Hood, OR

Drove a loop today around Mt Hood. We went south from the campground through Troutdale (town we are staying in) then headed east toward the mountain making a few stops for photos along the way. We were very lucky with the weather today - the rain stopped yesterday and today was mostly clear in the 70s at normal altitudes and down to low 60s on the mountain. We drove to Timberline Lodge - the exterior of the lodge was used for the house in the movie The Shining. The interior was beautiful and there were great views of Mt Hood both inside and...

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Northwest 2009

Jul 16, 2009 - Mt. Hood

Mt. Hood is the highest point in the state of Oregon. This glaciated dormant volcano rises 11,239 feet above sea level. As a high point, it is on my life list. Now, I’m not into ropes, crampons, or ice axes. If I can’t see dirt, I don’t want to go there. If my hands and arms have to support most of my weight, I don’t want to go there. I also like to have an established marked trail. There are no trails to the summit of this mountain. Since Mt. Hood is rated a class 4 technical climb, the top was never on my list of things to do. To mark...

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Jul 21, 2008 - Columbia River Gorge, Mt. Hood and OUR SECRET DEVICE

Hi Everyone: Leaving the Coastline with mixed emotions we headed over the Tillamook Mountains of the coastal range of the Rockies into Portland, OR. After a quick stop and spending spree at a Camping World retail store we headed for the Columbia River Gorge. After passing through the sleepy town of Troutman we entered the West end of the Gorge which was formed over millions of years by moving glaciers and the ever raging Columbia River. The views as far as 100 miles up the gorge were spectacular. A quick stop at Vista House, the most...

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Jul 1, 2008 - River, The Waterfalls, The Train, The House

July 1, 2008 – The River, The Waterfalls, The Train, the House (Happy Birthday Jennifer!) When you have an opportunity, travel I-84 along the Columbia River; this vast expanse of liquid energy is a place of beyond excited beauty. Woody Guthrie wrote a folk song titled This Land is You Land, and another Roll on Columbia the words from the folk tune, Roll on Columbia in lyrics and tune captures the magnitude of the wonder of this immense expanse of river. Here we are, traveling at warp speed compared to the pioneers that walked along the...

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Sep 4, 2007 - Timothy Lake

We traveled from my cousin's house to Timothy Lake which is up by Mt. Hood, OR. I left Timothy Lake this morning. At Timothy Lake I learned how to build a fire! I was pretty amazed that it only took a match, some wood, and either paper or moss! After I built the fire, my dad and I took a walk to the water faucet to wash my hands, the water faucet was an old fashioned faucet and you had to pump for it to work, and you have to be really strong to pump it. We took a walk up the river that flows into the lake, the Clackamas River I think. It...

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