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... will leave a few things in storage until next year, like heavy cold weather boots and some of my tripod stuff which I can do without.
Now almost everything fits. A couple long poles, will need to go into the ...
... clear out which is great. Weekends they get packed.
First day, I went for a bike ride up the mountain which was great. Next day, I went on a hike to Mirror Lake which has a great view and reflection of the mountain. It was a bit windy so there were a few ripples in the water so the reflection was not as clear as it could have ...
... in nearly all the streams. Did I mention WHEAT. How can anyone lack for bread with all the wheat in this country. We passed a processor of wheat with a sign that read they are feeding the world....we learned that most of the wheat grown here is shipped to pacific rim countries for noodles. We travel on to vast, barren areas with canyons and buttes and more scablands. They are poor looking areas of brown. As we travel on and turn south to the Columbia ...
We traveled Historic Hwy 30, the Columbia River Highway. This was the first road cut through the Columbia Gorge. Along the way, we visited vista House on Crown Point, built for travelers nearly 100 years ago for the viewpoint of the river and gorge, and many waterfalls (Latourell Falls, Shepperds Dell, Bridal Veil Falls, Wah-kee-na and Multnomah Falls).
Exited the highway ...
... big business around here because at least a hundred have floated past.
Our camp isn’t much to look at – rocky, gravelly dirt – with a picnic table and a post that tells us it’s Lucky #7. With Alan’s “discount” it costs us $6 (up from $4 during the week). The view of the river and the constant sound of her rushing by make up for a lack of amenities – plus, big bonus, no kids.
Next Stop: The famed Columbia River ...