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Fort Clatsop

Fort Clatsop

A fort, hastily built to survive the cold, wet winter of the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean.   Arriving in mid-November, the fort had to be built quickly to assist in their survival for the winter. The fort is much smaller than I expected, but it obviously fit their needs.   N46.13397 W123.88036     [alpine-phototile-for-picasa-and-google-plus src=”user_album” uid=”117292386093793315084″ ualb=”5871344913245914625″ imgl=”fancybox” dltext=”Picasa” style=”floor” row=”4″ num=”150″ size=”220″ border=”1″ highlight=”1″ align=”center”...
Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls

Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls

Surprisingly beautiful waterfalls  Reminds me of some I saw in Hawaii.   The walls of the gorge are steep and rocky with very thick greenery so it should not be a surprise that springs and snow melt would produce some pretty grand waterfalls.   Horsetail Falls N45.59049 W122.06858   Multomah Falls N45.57842 W122.11894     [alpine-phototile-for-picasa-and-google-plus src=”user_album” uid=”117292386093793315084″ ualb=”5870941514422922305″ imgl=”fancybox” dltext=”Picasa” style=”floor” row=”4″ num=”150″ size=”220″ border=”1″ highlight=”1″ align=”center”...
04-21-2013

04-21-2013

Highway 12 in Idaho is possibly the most scenic drive I have ever taken.   The range of altitudes, weather, scenery, and history, all make this an unforgettable day of driving. It was much more than I expected today, it was remarkable. There were times when I was nervous about the visibility and driving conditions, but even then I was stunned by the beauty.   Lewis and Clark faced these same conditions and the comments in their journals reflected the same awe that I felt today.   At the Lolo Summit, I wanted to walk some of the same trails that the Corps traveled, the peaks of the Bitterroot Mountains. The Ranger there said I was welcome to do that, but she warned me that the snow varied from 5 feet to 7 feet on those trails. She also advised that the snow will probably remain on those trails well into June. Needless to say, I didn’t take that hike.   Highway 12 follows the rivers from the summit to the valley below and there is new beauty at every turn. I can only imagine this drive in a convertible in warm weather or maybe a Harley.   The altitude at Lolo summit was 5,366 feet.   Daily data:   Beginning odometer at Super 8 in Missoula, Montana was 29,794 miles. Ending odometer at Comfort Inn at Lewiston, Idaho is 30,019 miles. Fuel stop at Missoula.  10.368 gallons @ $3.259 for a total of $33.79. Meals for the day were $24.00 Lodging for tonight is $79.74.     [alpine-phototile-for-picasa-and-google-plus src=”user_album” uid=”117292386093793315084″ ualb=”5869457400327670465″ imgl=”fancybox” dltext=”Picasa” style=”floor” row=”4″ num=”150″ size=”220″ border=”1″ highlight=”1″ align=”center”...
The Journey Begins

The Journey Begins

This video consists of a few photographs of the departure area that I took this last summer.     Music from the CD Aural Traditions by Chris Vallillo Gin Ridge Music,...