Posts Tagged ‘Hiking

19
Jul
17

keeping the peace…

a quiet little place, well off the trail. If one can just sit, contemplate and unwind, it is a special little no name spot. One of many, up the Columbia River Gorge.

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17
Jun
17

Wetland colors…

along a Columbia River tributary in Oregon…

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17
Jun
17

Oregon State Flower: Oregon Grape

Naturally occuring in a wetland along the Columbia River Slough near Portland, Oregon. The plant has bright yellow flowers in the Spring.

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16
May
17

Black Butte (Oregon)

in the near distance, while hiking along the Oregon Cascades (1996).

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15
May
17

Central Oregon hike…

Up to Tam McArthur Rim above Little 3 Creeks Lake. 

18
Apr
17

the wilderness beckoned…

“Without enough wilderness America will change. Democracy, with its myriad personalities and increasing sophistication, must be fibred and vitalized by regular contact with outdoor growths — animals, trees, sun warmth and free skies — or it will dwindle and pale.” Walter Whitman (Photo from Frances Lake, Eagle Cap Wilderness, 1982 backpacking trip)

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13
Mar
17

A walk up…

an old forest trail got steeper and steeper. The sound of rushing water could be heard off to the side. I decided to venture off the trail, on a probable game trail, toward the sound of water. The wet forest was inviting, the steep trail not so much. A short distance in, I came across the tumbling stream heading for the Columbia River…not another person in sight.

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