Archive for the ‘Places-Landmarks’ Category

Umpqua River Lighthouse

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

The original light house was built in 1857 but it toppled into the river. The present 65 foot high structure was built 165 feet above sea level in 1894 and the light can be seen from a distance of 19 miles out to sea. Photo: 4/26/2015

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Munson Creek Falls

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

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Munson Creek Falls  This is the highest waterfall in the Coast Range and it is 266 feet high.  It is located about 7 miles South of Tillamook. Turn East at the sign and proceed 1.6 miles to the parking lot.  There is an easy 0.5 mile trail to the falls.  Photo: 1/24/2005

Office Bridge at Westfir, Oregon

Monday, February 9th, 2015


The Office Bridge at Westfir, Or was built in 1944 to accommodate log trucks crossing the North Fork of the Willamette River.  It is the longest covered bridge in Oregon and it also features a covered walkway.  Westfir is S.E. of Eugene Or.   Photo 4/15/2007crw_5385_1_1_1-480x318

Stonehenge Replica on the Columbia

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

The Stonehenge near Mary’s Hill, WA was built as a replica of the original in England and it was constructed as a World War I Memorial.  Note the local Druid and his dog.  Photo:  2/28/2009


Camp Blanco Lighthouse

Thursday, October 16th, 2014


Cape Blanco Lighthouse.  “Oregon’s oldest, highest, and most westerly lighthouse*” located five miles north of Port Orford, Or.  Photo: 3/19/2009

*”Oregon Coastal Access Guide” by Kenn Oberrecht

Snoopy neighbors

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

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Log Ship

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

_MG_5355Log ship Log Log loading at the Port of Longview destined for the Far East. Reportedly it takes about 1,800 truck loads of logs for a total of 33,000 logs for a full load. Photo: Longview, WA on the Columbia River 5/19/2013.


River Traffic on the Columbia

Sunday, August 10th, 2014


River Traffic on the Columbia.   Lewis and Clark Bridge over the Columbia River between Rainier, OR and Longview WA., cargo ship loaded with automobiles in route to Portland, OR., tug towing a barge of sawdust to the papermill and grain elevators across the river in Longview.  Photo:  Rainier, OR 8/08/2007

She Who Watches

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014


She Who Watches Petroglyph.  I went to the Columbia Hills State Park in Washington just across from The Dalles, Oregon to see “She Who Watches”.   This three foot diameter petroglyph is old but probably not ancient and it may have been created only two or three hundred years ago.  There are additional petroglyphs but she is definitely the queen.  The trail is about a half mile long and the surface is somewhat rocky and uneven.  Visitation is by appointment only.  Photo:  Columbia River Gorge  9/18/2009

Smith Rock

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014



Smith Rock near Madras, Oregon is a very popular rock climbing area but that isn’t on my bucket list..  Note the climber in red and yellow that is above the climber in green.  Photo:  4/28/2014

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