Posts Tagged ‘Ice

04
Dec
18

Multnomah Falls…

on a colder Winter’s Day (upper & lower falls and Benson’s Bridge) The original bridge was of logs but later reconstructed.

11
Feb
17

A half hour from home…

the Columbia River Gorge is just breaking free of its fifth ice storm. Normally this is a great view of the Crown Point & the Vista House from Chanticleer Point…a few days ago the ice and wind still made a stable shot difficult.

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09
Feb
17

Looking on high…

MacLeay Family Mausoleum, Lone Fir Cemetery, Portland, Oregon with layers of ice this past week.

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12
Jan
17

Momentarily frozen…

one of many small, unnamed waterfalls tumbling (frozen this day) over the cliffs of the Gorge into ponds, lakes and wetlands that all empty into the Columbia River, on the Oregon side. 

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Below is an 1880 photo taken by……………. of the same general spot, but from a slightly different angle. The photo is courtesy of the Wyeast Blog, which is a good source of Columbia River Gorge information.

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“Palisades, Columbia River” This 1880s scene captured by Frank J. Haynes, official photographer for the Union Pacific Railroad. Crown Point (then called “Thor’s Heights”) and its lacy waterfall are the backdrop for what was known as Echo Bay in the early days of settlement.

31
Jul
16

Cooling trend…

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03
Jun
16

Departing Sawyer Glacier…

Tracy Arm Fjord (Alaska)

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27
Oct
15

icy cold…

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