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Travel Blogs from Camas
... sunshine sipping our first margaritas, but it was seven weeks ago already!
The drive through Mt. Shasta area and Siskiyou Pass was lovely, with Shasta standing out brilliantly white against the blue sky (it has obviously had lots of snow on it since we came past in early Jan). We stopped for a salad lunch at a beautiful rest area near Yreka, right on the river; it was warm there, about 18 degrees, so ...
... creeks and rivers in OR, WA, & ID for their trip to the ocean… the smolt are moved by tanker truck to the stream, and are placed in the stream and are held there for a week or two… at which time they imprint on the stream and then 3-5 years later they return to this stream (the one they were released in) to lay their eggs to complete the life cycle…
This season so far we’ve had close to 65,000 fish return ...
... to increase their numbers.
Today Jil and Connie were asked to help spawn some ripe salmon. What a great opportunity to learn about this process and help the "fish guys" out. Dan is the main man at the research building but several others, namely Miranda, and Sally, Laurie are here to help today. The fish belong to a hatchery in northeast Oregon. The Umatilla American Native Tribe funds the research project. They sent representatives to ...
... VERY DARK in that blasted room. Inside the dimly lit freezer room is a 15 watt light and a switch with which to turn on that dim bulb but you had better get that light turned on before that big door closes. That room turns into a cave in no time flat!
I hear you asking what happens to the bagged fish and how can the sturgeon eat those fish while in a plastic bag. After the fish is frozen solid in those bags the fun begins. Take a couple of bags out of the freezer ...
... see how that goes.
We have been following the approximate route the Lewis and Clark expedition took and have been enjoying all the historical markers and information about that amazing adventure. Also, the discovery and naming of places by late 18th century maritime explorers has been fascinating.
"On July 6, 1788, English fur trader John Meares names the northern side of the entrance to the Columbia River, ...
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