Bonneville Lock and Dam

Jim was excited about visiting the Bonneville Locks and Dam – and he is so accommodating about going where I want to go for photo taking, how could I say no. And I do find machine-type things interesting. The Bonneville Dam, on the Columbia River in the Columbia Gorge, was started in 1933 and provided jobs for about 3000 people […]

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Multnomah Falls

I could see Multnomah Falls from I-84 as we drove to our campground at Cascades Locks in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon (the state of Washington is across the river) on our way back from Portland. I also saw the parking lot between the west and east bound lanes of the highway but we were too tired to stop. […]

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Sand

I just happen to have a few photos of sand having just returned from touring the Pacific coast of Washington and Oregon. Here are two from a very windy day, showing how the wind can sculpt and move sand. To add your sandy photos or to see more sand, you’ll need to visit Cee at: http://ceenphotography.com/2013/10/15/cees-fun-foto-challenge-sand-and-dirt/

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Crater Lake

Primitive camping seemed to be the price we paid for seeing Crater Lake, although my memories of primitive camping are becoming nostalgic again. It is a good thing I did a post on it so when I think I want to do primitive camping I can sharpen up that memory. Crater Lake was formed around 7,000 – 8,000 years ago […]

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Roughing it by the Rogue

We stayed at Farewell Bend Campground in the Rogue-River Siskiyou National Forest for a couple of nights – to the east of Crater Lake in Oregon. National Forests are pretty basic – the youth hostels of campgrounds. No electricity hood-ups and we had to carry water in a 5 gallon jug from the faucet across the road. Worst of all, […]

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