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Sep 3, 2015 - September 3, 2015 - Nineteenth Stop - White Salmon, WA

Not long after we left Long Beach, WA it started to rain and it continued until we got by Portland, OR. Except for I 205, we followed along the Columbia River most of the way. Three times we went across the River back and forth from WA to OR. At one of the bridges there was a huge log processing facility with a large ship either being loaded or unloaded. When we got to the Hood River Bridge to go from the OR side to the RV Park in White Salmon, WA, there was a long wait for the construction on the road at the end of the bridge. We got on...

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Jul 26, 2014 - White Salmon, Washington

Ross & Marge had originally been told that they could only stay at the Bridge RV Park until Thursday because the park was full for the weekend. They asked the park if a cancellation occurred to let them know as they would like to stay here until Monday leaving Tuesday morning. Ross checked with the office after they returned to the campground late Thursday afternoon and there had been no cancellations. Ross then made two calls to two campgrounds in Salem, Oregon to try and make reservations for several days in Salem but each of the two...

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Jul 21, 2014 - White Salmon, Washington

At 0830 Ross and Marge left the campground in Kennewick for the 130 mile drive to the Bridge RV Park Campground in White Salmon, Washington. The route chosen was Washington State Highway 14 that parallels the Columbia River through the Columbia Gorge. The first 15 miles was primarily agricultural land used for cattle, food products and vineyards. There are several vineyards along the route and as you approach the Columbia Gorge the scenery changes to steep cliffs and rock with some steep hills and some very winding roads. The best surprise...

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Aug 27, 2013 - White Salmon, WA - Bridge RV Park

It was a very easy 91 mile trip from Woodland, WA through the outskirts of Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR to White Salmon, WA, crossing the Columbia River twice. It was a pretty drive and we also managed to give the Mothership a drink on the way so she will be ready to last us almost all the way south out of Oregon in a couple of weeks. We are staying at The Bridge RV Park which is a very nice park just across the Columbia River from Hood River, OR by way of a VERY NARROW bridge that costs us $3 to cross. We have a 50 amp, full hookup,...

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Aug 13, 2013 - August 13 - 15th Stop - White Salmon, WA

Tuesday We left Lincoln City, OR this morning for a stop on our way to Coeur d'Alene, ID. Once we reached Portland on I 5 we turned East on I 84 along the Columbia River on the Oregon side. Mountains on both sides. We could see Mt Hood for most of the drive along the river. It is also in view from the RV Park. We went across the river on the Hood River Bridge. Pretty narrow and it was a toll bridge. The Park is within 300 yards of the river, with a rail line in the middle. Hope no train whistles are required like Casper, WY. Met a couple...

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Aug 17, 2011 - Heading East

Aug 14 we traveled to Northern Ca. and set up in Klamath CA. on the Klamath River. We immediately discovered that there was a Grey Whale hanging in the river right next to the campground. She has been there for 7 weeks. Her calf came with her but has since left and returned to sea. We drove a scenic coastal (gravel) road for about 7 miles and saw amazing views that most people will miss because they stay on the paved roads. The temperature difference here from Vacaville id dramatic. Daytime highs run in the mid 60’s and night time lows drop...

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Jun 3, 2011 - Along the Old Columbia Highway

This morning we took a stroll in the park along the Deschutes River before we left to continue our journey. Our first stop was at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center. Flowers are blooming everywhere and the mountains and river made the perfect backdrop in the photos we took. There was a bicycle race in progress on the old highway making it difficult as we were continually asked to pull off the road to let several more cyclists pass. Haven't figured why they have to have these races on main roads, anyway. The overlook of the river and gorge...

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Sep 13, 2010 - Sights Around the Upper Columbia Gorge

The Bridge RV Park is in Washington and just across the Columbia River is Hood River, Oregon. We decided to take it easy on Sunday so Susan could watch the US Open Tennis finals. About 1:30PM local time, the tennis was rained out so we decided to take a drive south toward Mt. Hood. It turned into a really pleasant drive--one reason was the road basically straight with 55 mph speed limits. The 45 mile trip to Timberline Lodge was a breeze. Along the way, the views of Mt. Hood in Oregon and Mt. Adams in Washington were spectacular. Clear...

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Sep 11, 2010 - Across the Columbia River Twice

We left Seattle on Saturday when the I-5 traffic would be light and it was--as compared to Fridays gridlock. We decided that I-5 from Seattle to Tacoma is the roughest interstate we have traveled on. It is the only north-south route in the area so it get a lot of traffic. We could not figure out when they could repair it. About 100 miles south of Seattle, we stopped at the Mount Saint Helen's Visitor's Center at Silver Lake. It is a great Visitor's Center with friendly staff, great displays about the eruption as well as a great a view of...

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Jul 26, 2010 - Columbia River Gorge

We took a day and drove up the Columbia River Gorge. It is a beautiful drive whether you go up the Washington side or the Oregon side. Along the Washington side, you drive a winding road thru forests and small towns. We went as far as we could, stopping at some wonderful view points, which were obscured by "June Gloom Haze", and..about 11 miles from Bingen, WA, we were stopped for roadwork. They actually closed the road for a couple of hours. It ended up being ok, since we turned around and went back 10 miles to the "Bridge of the Gods"....

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Ron and Deb's 2010

Jun 30, 2010 - Mount Hood, OR

We were lucky today and had beautiful weather. Mount Hood often has clouds around its head, but today all was clear. We left the pups in Arvy to recover from yesterday's adventure and headed south into Oregon to Mount Hood. We passed pear (Bosc and Bartlett) orchards, cherry trees full of fruit, and pinot noir vineyards. Farmers were cutting and raking hay. One sign advertised alpaca wool and we saw the naked alpacas it came from. And, strawberries are in season and are wonderful. We had good views of Mount Hood from time to time along...

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West Trip 2010

Jun 29, 2010 - Columbia River Gorge

We rode across the bridge here at White Salmon over the Columbia River to the town of Hood River. The Hood River flows from the south into the Columbia River there. The town of White Salmon is very small. Hood River is larger and has a Safeway grocery and a small Wal-Mart. When we drove from Portland, we chose to travel on the Washington side of the river because we had read about the bridge here. Reviews of the campground where we are staying said that crossing this bridge was a "white knuckle experience". We drove across it today in the...

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