Cascade Locks, Or

The Volksmarches all started at Marine Park in Cascade Locks, OR.  With some free time we wandered around town and found a paddleboat, a Sacagawea sculpture and a mural on the base of the bridge.

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Stevenson, WA and the Columbia Gorge Museum

The afternoon after walking the Overlook to Bonneville Volksmarch we drove over the “Bridge of the Gods” to the small town of Stevenson, WA where we had reservations to stay.  It was too early to check in, so we drove around the town exploring.

Stevenson city sign

Whirligig in city park

Whirligig in city park

Bridge of the Gods from the Stevenson Pier

Bridge of the Gods from the Stevenson Pier

One of several Wind Surfers on the Columbia River

One of several Wind Surfers on the Columbia River

Pier and Oregon Mountains

Pier and Oregon Mountains

Trail along the Columbia River

Trail along the Columbia River

We still had lots of time to kill so we went to visit the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum on the edge of town.  It was a very nice glassed in building.  It had old vehicles, old photos, paintings, a salmon fishing wheel and a couple of nice movies about the area.

Photo of Multnomah Falls before the bridge was built.

Photo of Multnomah Falls before the bridge was built.

AC Mack Truck

AC Mack Truck

1921 Mack AC log truck.  First to carry the name “Bulldog”.  4 cyl 40hp engine.  It still runs.  Maximum speed is 17 mph.  Starts with a hand crank.  Has a chain drive.  Original hard rubber tires.

Chain Drive

Chain Drive

Information on the Mack Truck

Information on the Mack Truck

Bi-Plane

Bi-Plane

RR car

RR car

Salmon Wood Carving

Salmon Wood Carving