Driving Through Idaho and Oregon

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The drive home from Glacier National Park was a different, “scenic” route. Much longer. Through Missoula, then into Idaho and through some great scenery into Oregon. After seeing the mountains and canyons in Idaho, Hells Canyon is probably the next big trip I take. Breathtaking. And seeing it all at sunset was divine. I didn’t … Continue reading

Glacier National Park

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Glacier National Park, St. Mary Lake, 6 Sept. 2013. A beautiful, blue, clear lake. Afternoon thunderstorms were the norm for the trip. The first full day was a driving tour, a clockwise loop starting from Apgar Village, taking Going-to-the-Sun Road, 89, 49, and US 2. The above scene was a “please pull over asap!!” moment. … Continue reading

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

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On the way to Glacier National Park (4 Sept. 2013), I stayed the night in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. It’s supposed to be a resort town. It reminded me a lot of Petoskey, MI, where my grandparents live. The town is pleasant, and friendly. And the lake is beautiful. There were restaurant options for vegans–not much … Continue reading

Tam McArthur Rim

Reaching a splendid view of the Tam McArthur Rim. Doesn't it look like movies of alien planets?

If you’re having a rough time, just head to the Tam McArthur Rim trail. You will be so happy once you reach the top. Well, I was! The drive here from Sisters, Ore. is not bad. About 16 miles on paved road, and 2 miles on washboard bumpy dirt road. There are two campgrounds at … Continue reading

Hand Lake

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When it was clear that the Cascade Pass Trail in the North Cascades (Washington) was closed, I opted for a trip near Sisters, Ore. I visited Hand Lake on the first day. Here is a Google Maps link to its location. I highly recommend it, especially if you’re a fan of ducks. I believe I … Continue reading

Nine Mile Ridge

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April 2013 trip to Pendleton, Ore. This hike gave premium views of all surrounding mountains. And, also, deer and ticks.

Adams, Ore. General Store

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April 2013 trip to Pendleton, Ore. So many fantastic historic buildings to see and enjoy.

Approaching a descent

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8 April 2013. On a 40 mile bike ride starting in Pendleton, Ore., going through Adams, and back to Pendleton.

Mt. Baker – Heather Meadows

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14 September 2012