Archive for the ‘Rivers & Creeks’ Category

Partly Cloudy in Cascade Locks

I guess it isn’t unusual in Cascadia to have one of those days where you are looking out at a sunny spot, yet you are standing in a light rain. No where is that more common than in the Columbia River Gorge. Just typical weather here over the Columbia River. Photo: Taken at Cascade Locks […]

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Footprints in the Sand

Today, my sandals will be sitting (standing?) in for me while I take a quick dip into the Skykomish River. There will be more pictures at some point of my day at the river, but for today, my sandals will tell their story: “Hey, people up there! Quit stomping us so hard when you walk […]

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The View From Index

Index is one of those places where I’d like to live, if only it were practical to do so. At least practical without a major lifestyle change. Anyway, I could spend a long time looking here at the view of Mount Index along the North Fork of the Skykomish River. It really is pretty there. […]

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Vista House From Afar

It has been a long time since I put a photo of Vista House in this blog. And, I say, the more scenic and majestic the view, the better! So here is a view of Vista House and a chunk of Columbia River view for your enjoyment. Photo: Taken along the Historic Columbia River Highway, […]

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Waterfall Under the Highway

There are a lot of sights that are worthwhile to see all over Cascadia. Many of them are right near the highway, if we only get out to (metaphorically) smell the roses. This waterfall falls into a rather large bend in the Wilson River in Tillamook County. The bridge above is a part of Oregon […]

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Old Piling in the Willamette

I have been pondering this photo for years since I took it. If there were one less stick of wood in the photo, it would be a picture of some water. Some will not see the point of this photo — it is a stick of wood in the water. Or, it is a stab […]

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MAX Train on the Steel Bridge

In honor of today’s dubious event of most of Tri-Met’s MAX trains going dead all day, I will feature a MAX train in today’s photo. A surge protector did too good a job of protecting things today on the 101-year-old Steel Bridge and affected most of the service today. Shown here is a MAX train […]

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Creek in Carkeek Park

You don’t have to get very far outside the city to find the forest. Carkeek Park is a very nice (albeit popular) place inside the City of Seattle with forests, a beach on Puget Sound, and as seen here, a nice creek to watch the water go by in. There were few people around on […]

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Old Town and New

The Portland Skyline is made up of many parts — some old and some new. While the water tank on Old Town and the White Stag Clothing signs have been there just about forever, the starkness of the straight, tall lines of the US Bank Tower are just that, stark. But it really takes a […]

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Siuslaw River Bridge

Night is falling on the Oregon coast during a trip up Highway 101. At Florence, we make a stop at the Prichard Wayside to take a break. Here, we can see the bridge crossing the Siuslaw River at Florence. Even on a cloudy evening, there’s no such thing as a bad sunset on the Oregon […]

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