Shilo Inn The Dalles
Travel Blogs from The Dalles
... a modern ski lodge. Mt Hood was there in all its glory, still covered partly in last winters snow. We had a quick look around the shop and hightailed it back to the car to continue our journey to Hood River. We tried a few motels but they were a bit pricey so we ended up in The Dales at a Motel 8 and as it happens its turned out just as good as some off the better chain motels. It was a poor choice of eateries so we ended up at a Chinese, and it turned out to be a good ...
... camp for the night and there are several Bureau of Land Management campsites around the town of Maupin. BLM campsites tend to be very primitive, cheap and unreservable. So primitive in fact that you can often find a spot at the last minute. The BLM campground “Oasis” happened to be the first one we tried and sure 'nuf, there was a spot of dirt waiting for us right on the shore of the Deschutes river. It seems that taking a guided rubber boat down the ...
We stopped at the Tillamock cheese factory, sampled some cheese, had ice cream, and watched a worker get overrun by product on the line.
Stopped for the night in Newport, OR.
Gas at Vancouver, WA, 105 miles, 2.7 gallons, $10.78, 38.9 mpg.
Gas at Warrenton, OR, 117 miles, 3.1 gallons, $12.27, 37.7 mpg.
Day three miles 362, miles so far 1,116.
... fog and clouds, Mt. Hood stood bright white against the blue sky. We tried to take pictures, but truthfully, no shot we took came even close to capturing the majesty of what we were looking at. We went from big, patchwork, rolling, farmed fields, to .drier grassy lands, to high desert... unfortunately, I passed by a All Indian Rodeo and in that flicker of a moment of choice, I didn’t stop... I regretted it but had missed the window ...
... we got to the sign that said "Employees Only Beyond This Point." We figured we missed the trail. We got out the map and looked again and decided that the trail we had passed, labeled Pacific Crest Trail must be it. So we went back down to that trail, almost all the way back to the lodge. At that point I decided I needed a bathroom break and went all the way back down. Larry stayed on the trail and waited for me.
We headed ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility