Cooper Spur Mountain Resort
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... 21 million kilowatts of hydroelectric power. Completed in 1932 the Rock Island Dam is small in comparison with the behemoths- Bonneville and Grand Coulee- that were completed in 1938 and 1941 respectively. Dams constructed from 1938 to well into 1970’s not only are sources of electric generation, they create slackwater lakes. The river is navigable by tugs and barges for a distance of 465 miles from its mouth at Astoria, Oregon to ...
... underwent another renovation in 1974 as part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' (USACE) mitigation of fish losses from the construction of the John Day Dam. In 1998 construction was completed on the Captive Broodstock Facility for the Grande Ronde Basin spring Chinook supplementation program.
... was located. It was still too early to check in so we drove to Punchbowl Falls located along Eagle Creek just about 3miles west of the city. By that time both girls had fallen asleep and the rain had come back with a vengeance. D was not keen on hiking in the rain, so she decided to stay in the car with the girls while I hiked up the hill alone. Punchbowl falls was a lot smaller than I had thought that it would be, but no less beautiful. To ...
... 242-feet tall) waterfall, but we were satisfied getting to the bridge mid-way.
Next up, we backtracked West a little bit to pick the Mt Hood Scenic Byway, where more fall foliage awaited us. We went by Wildwood Recreational Area, which was, unfortunately, closed due to the government shutdown. We were a bit bummed out, as we wanted to check out the Streamwatch - an underwater river port that allows you to see life in the Salmon River from a unique angle. Bummer!
For the first time in weeks the weather was starting to turn foul. It began as we were making our way up the Oregon coast, and didn't look like it was planning on going away any time soon. We didn't have much time left, and had a choice to make: endure with the coastal drive back to Seattle, or retreat inland and hope the weather was better. We decided to bravely turn tail and head for the hills. Or a gorge, ...