Mount Hood

After hiking up and down Eagle Creek we drove West on I-5 to the Junction with HWY 35 and went to see Mount Hood.  We had clear weather so we had high hopes and we weren’t disappointed.  This is the first turnout for picture taking of Mt Hood on Hwy 35.

We came to two more turnouts and joined others who stopped to take pictures.

We finally made it to the parking lot of Timberline Lodge at the base of Mt. Hood.  Love the snow.

I took a short hike in the snow but I wasn’t really dressed for it.

Ed refused to join me.  This is as close to it as he got.

I asked another person what this mountain was in the distance and was told it was one of the Three Sisters?

Here is Timberline Lodge pictures.  We really liked all the carved newel posts.

Driving back to I-5.  Is that Mt. St. Helen’s blending into the clouds?

Mt. Hood from Panorama Point.

This would be the three sisters (I think).

The clouds blend in with the snow covered mountain.  I’m thinking it might be St. Helen’s

Ed and Mt. Hood from Panorama Point.

A beautiful Garden along the road to Panorama Point.

Looks like more rain.

Advertisements

Hwy 30 and Vista House

After hiking up and down Multnomah Falls we drove on East on Old HWY 30 to visit Vista House.  It was built by the CCC and is probably the first “rest stop” ever built.  We we driving along and suddenly there it was.  I was impressed with the ladies bathroom done in marble.  The information placard on Hwy 30 showed a tunnel that was destroyed when they built I-5 back in the 60s.  The views of Vista House are from an overlook further east.

Horsetail Falls on Hwy 30

Our next event was the one at Multnomah Falls.  We headed out on old HWY 30 to visit the falls and drove right by these falls.  There was a pullout to stop and visit the falls so we did.  I love waterfalls.

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.

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