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I learned a new word recently, that struck a chord in my heart. Sinecure. Pronounced sin-eh-cure, sinecure comes from the Latin "without care" and, by plagiarizing Wikipedia, I can tell you that it means a position that requires little or no responsibility, labour, or active service. Note that sinecure is not even a "job". It's a "position". Like missionary.
Also, it turns out that even a "figurehead" is more significant than a sinecure, ...
... not to have Erik by my side (ha, I mean speed hiking in front of me…). The hike was incredible and the trail was not crowded at all. I hiked past 11 waterfalls, both large and small, throughout the hike. The icing on the cake was Tunnel Falls, at the very end of the hike. It was a huge waterfall with a smalll tunnel behind it that you could walk through to view both sides of the falls. I enjoyed some ...
... day. Toby takes a break to juggle; I sing along to outlaw country radio; Tavish plays with the dog. It’s not like when we sit at the dinner table where we are all trapped, staring at each other like job interviewees, searching for a significant moment to present and feeling deficient when we can’t come up with one. Instead it’s a warm safe hub, alive and growing, bubbling and rich. It swells my ...
... the egg will be incubated, raised to the smolt stage and released… ODFW can raise and release some 53 million fish a year… each hatchery has limited water supply and hatch house space… so the eggs and fish are moved as needed to space available to generate the numbers needed in the Pacific Northwest…. Fish are moved from OR hatcheries to streams in OR, WA, & ID for their travel to the ocean…
ODFW has ...
... Highway. The Vista house is over 700 ft above the gorge and boasts marvelous views both West and East. We could see Beacon Rock from up there, the second largest monolith in the world after Gibraltar. What better place to have lunch and enjoy the views?
There were two waterfalls left to visit, both not really much of a hike from the road but both among the most beautiful. First up was Latourell falls. One of the tallest in the area, it plunges from over 300ft. ...
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