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On the Downs of Ups and Ups of Downs

One week into this great excursion and Matty and I have already seen so many things new and different and breathtaking in the Pacific Northwest. The light paints in a palette it reserves only for this magical region; there is no buzz of urgency amongst its people, no boxes to contain the many shapes that reside here. 564 more words

Just Hello

Bike Overnight to Oxbow Regional Park, 9-10 Feb 2016

Well, this report won’t be a long one, but I will sum it up thusly:

It happened! And it was good.

I had nice weather early in the week, with sunny skies and a high nearing 60F/16C on Tuesday February 9. 674 more words

Bike Camping

Planning for the Big One-Oh-Oh

On June 7, 2016 (and during the months that follow) the Columbia River Gorge will be celebrating.  Our favorite traveling companion is turning 100!  And what a long, winding road it has been.   335 more words
Columbia River Gorge

Ice Castle on Thor's Heights

Winter storms have hit early and hard this year in the Columbia River Gorge.  Wind gusts are consistently in the 70 mph-range and ice still coats the trees, roads, and buildings around Crown Point.   187 more words

Columbia River Gorge

Oneonta Gorge is cool on a hot day

My friend G had the idea to go for a hike, and I remembered the Oneonta Gorge “trail” that I have been wanting to see since I moved here. 649 more words

Exploring Oregon

Traffic Conditions

I’d much rather climb…

Than deal with traffic…

Our route has yo-yo’d between fantastically quiet country roads, and some more miserable, highly trafficked roads that have me counting every mile until we’re done. 297 more words