Tag Archives: Oregon

Columbia River Gorge, Lewis and Clark Highway

28 June 2019 After driving the tourist route and I-84 on the Oregon side, we crossed the toll bridge in the town of Hood River.  On the Washington side of the river, we continued eastward along the Lewis and Clark … Continue reading

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Columbia River Gorge, Historic Route 30

28 June 2019 The Columbia River Gorge is an area I have been anxious to visit for a long time.  It did not disappoint.  The Columbia River serves as the border between Oregon and Washington.  On the Oregon side, Interstate … Continue reading

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Portland

26 & 27 June 2019 Portland, named after the city of the same name in Maine, is the largest city in Oregon. It has several nicknames, Rip City, Stumptown, Bridgetown, and the City of Roses. We visited 20 years ago … Continue reading

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Smith Rock State Park

26 June 2019 Travelling from Bend to Portland, today was planned to be all about Mount Hood.  Nature had other plans.  Mount Hood was cold, rainy, and no place we wanted to hike when we had the chance.  Luckily we … Continue reading

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Cascades Lakes Region

25 June 2019 Lava Lake The town of Bend is only 30 miles north of La Pine, where we stayed for the night.  We’re not here to take the direct route, so instead we took two and half hours on … Continue reading

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Crater Lake National Park

24 June 2019 In a country full of stunning places, Crater Lake in Crater Lake National Park is one of my favorites. The views of this striking deep blue water and surroundings are more spectacular than these pictures could capture. … Continue reading

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Toketee Falls and Diamond Lake

24 June 2019 Two and a half hours southeast of Eugene is Toketee Falls on the North Umpqua River. The overlook is only a half mile moderately strenuous hike from the trailhead. The double tiered waterfall is special. If traveling … Continue reading

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