Travel Blogs from Portland
Monday August 4, 2014
A blueberry muffin and a cup of coffee, and we were ready to head up route 12 to Mt. Ranier National Park. Forests of old patriarch cedars, the trunks bigger than what I could hug, towered far into the sky blocking out the sun and shading the pavement. Their trunks were speckled with furry patches of olive colored moss. As the road climbed, we were treated to peeks of Mt. Ranier through ...
... and the convocation got quite deep into politics and religion but was a great chat. As we got near we realised the Cinema we had planned to go to was actually an indie film cinema and wasn’t showing X-Men, we searched around but had found everywhere had moved their midnight showing to around 10pm which was too early for us to make so instead of settling at the RV camp we decided instead to carry on to until we got tired, so carried on for ...
... didn’t hit the car following us. When we pulled in Nigel was able to make temporary repairs, but it will never open again without major surgery. We’ll be sorry to lose it, it’s provided us with shade from the sun and shelter from the rain but we don’t use it often, and it probably doesn’t enhance the aerodynamics (what aerodynamics you may well ask) of Dreamcatcher , so we’ll remove it ...
Going along a little further, we came upon some hills with the blown down, dead trees. This is what we expected to see everywhere, but apparently there are only certain parts of this area where no tree re-growth has started.
At the Johnson Ridge Observatory, there is a big visitor's center with ...
... that reduced the elevation of the mountain's summit from 2,950 m to 2,550 m, replacing it with a 1.6 km wide horseshoe-shaped crater. The debris avalanche was up to 2.9 km sq in volume. The Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument was created to preserve the volcano and allow for its aftermath to be scientifically studied.
Chris wanted to see a sediment retention structure on one of the tributaries of the ...
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