Columbia River Gorge (Part 2), Oregon

Yesterday Mary and I drove all of about 25 miles from Hood River to The Dalles, Oregon.

Along the way we managed to drive about nine of those miles on Old Historic U.S. Highway 30 for some more spectacular scenery. Then we had a most enjoyable three-hour visit to the Columbia River Gorge Discovery Center And Museum where we learned all about the history of the Columbia River Gorge.

Here are five photos that I took along the way…

To see the other 18 photos I took, click this link…

Here’s the official Columbia River Gorge Discovery Center And Museum website link…

Here’s a Wikipedia informational link about the Columbia River Gorge…

A fact of life around here is you have got to like wind. The gorge acts like a wind tunnel. Yesterday we had a steady 40 mile an hour wind all day with gusts to 56 miles per hour. Today’s forecast is gusts to 58 miles per hour.

In the last two days we have traveled about 100 miles east along the southern shore of the Columbia River. This morning we will cross the Columbia River into Washington and start the return 100 miles west along the northern shore of the river.

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2011
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