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Another morning up early. In fact, we were on the road by 7am, great for us! The early part of the drive was what they call high desert, and it definitely was desert. We hadn't even realized we were atop a mesa until the road started going down, and the view was spectacular. We have seen so much diverse topography--cliffside beaches, huge sand …
... one that picked me up at the airport wearing my skirt? I never should have gotten back together with him after he got out of jail, but I did, and Bleh.
So, this year we have a new kind of trip. A little more luxury and a tad more independence. A new city with new challenges, like not ******* off the friends I talked into traveling with us, because that, too, would be a debacle.
Last summer I spent a ...
... least marked. Here, no sign of a trail was to be found. We knew that the waterfall was no more than 500 ft from the parking lot, but the lack of signs made us nervous. By some sheer luck, another couple just walked back in our direction, clearly looking for the same trailhead. The girl turned out to be a former US Forest Service employee, and she pointed us in the right direction. Sure enough, a very short walk from the parking lot, the world's most obscure trailhead ...
... fish a year, so a small percentage of the hundreds of thousands of returning salmon are needed for spawning.
The sorter nearest the basket sends the fish one of two ways. The non keepers are either a species that is not valuable for spawning at the hatchery or is a wild fish. Thus most tule chinook salmon are sent to the side to be euthanized and so are the wild salmon. The wild salmon are separated from those to be euthanized. The fish is identified as wild ...
... and gave us a good look at the Columbia. From there we headed west for 20 miles or so to Viento State Park. Here we had river access and several miles of bike trails. One significant (but not overwhelming) issue with the state parks along the Columbia River is that they are nestled between the bustling highway and the Union Pacific railway. When the trains come through, which is often during the day, the whistle/horn that they blast is ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsVagabond Lodge Hood River
This motel has nice landscaping, a nice big room with a balcony overlooking the Columbia River and the view couldn't be better. The room is clean, the bed comfortable, and they even have a frig and micro! Definitely a great value for what you get.
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