Monday, November 29, 2010

Waterfalls & Wine

After a quick trip to a cold & rainy Silver Falls State Park last Sunday it was time to warm up with a spot of wine tasting in the afternoon :^)...

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Coyote Wall

With the Promise of cold weather & snow by the end of the day we decided to get quick hike in before the weather turned & made our first trip up to Coyote Wall East of Bingen on the Washington side of the Gorge. 

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Intern Days!

The Timberline Loop 1986

Playing around with my camera, lightbox, & boxes & boxes of old slides I have from the 1980's & 90's! Here are the ones from my Oregon intern days 1985 to 86.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Two more waterfalls!

Sunday we went on a short hike with friends to check out two great Waterfalls on the Washington side of the Columbia Gorge about 15 miles North of Carson. First on the list was the Giant 207 ft. Falls Creek Falls There are three tiers to the Falls but only the lower 2 can be seen from the lower view point. To see the upper tier you have to take the Upper Falls Trail. On the way home we made a short detour to see Panther Creek Falls, this is a very unusual waterfall only 500' off the side of Panther Creek Road & though a very fancy viewing platform has been built there is no sign to tell you it's there!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

A new garden project!

I've sprayed out a 96' diameter circle in our back field to begin a new garden. There are  3 options which one would you choose?

1) A secret garden inside the hedged circle.
2) Make the whole thing a maze.
3) A living scale model of Stone Henge, I'll use columnar trees to represent a 96' diameter scale model of Stone Henge. (I should add that while option 3 is my favorite it's Chiyoko's least favorite :^)..

Monday, November 1, 2010

McCord Falls to Wauneka Point.

Sunday I joined a small Mazama group in an off trail hike up from McCord Falls to Wauneka Point. One of the toughest off trail hikes I've done in the Gorge to date. At one point you climb about 1700' in 0.6 of a mile :^).. Wauneka Point has great views & some of the best old Indian Workings that I've seen.

A few more pics here.