The Resort at the Mountain
Jan29

The Resort at the Mountain

Although today it’s a tame four-lane highway, the road up the mountain still has that 18th century Oregon Trail feel. This piece is named the Barlow Road after the entrepreneur who built a toll portion on this otherwise free emigrant route, and it cuts a wild and treacherous course over the crest of the Cascades.  Imagine being one of those early travelers who crossed a continent to find this forested valley beside the rushing Salmon...

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Rafting the Snake River, Day 4
Sep19

Rafting the Snake River, Day 4

A feeling of controlled fear grips me as the raft begins the freefall. In that moment the outfitter’s favorite quote pops into my head – “Tell me and I will forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I will understand.” Thunderous walls of big water surround me and instantly I understand I’m involved… Day Four Morgan’s forecast of rain was off by thirty minutes. At 1:30 that morning a gentle pitter-patter stirred me, and...

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Rafting the Snake River, Day 3
Sep16

Rafting the Snake River, Day 3

A feeling of controlled fear grips me as the raft begins the freefall. In that moment the outfitter’s favorite quote pops into my head – “Tell me and I will forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I will understand.” Thunderous walls of big water surround me and instantly I understand I’m involved… Day Three After breakfast we continued downriver to Kirkwood Ranch and another slice of history that the canyon...

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Rafting the Snake River, Day 2
Sep13

Rafting the Snake River, Day 2

A feeling of controlled fear grips me as the raft begins the freefall. In that moment the outfitter’s favorite quote pops into my head – “Tell me and I will forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I will understand.” Thunderous walls of big water surround me and instantly I understand I’m involved… Day Two I rolled out of my bag this morning to the smell of breakfast cooking and remembered dinner last night. Sam...

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Rafting the Snake River, Day 1
Sep10

Rafting the Snake River, Day 1

A feeling of controlled fear grips me as the raft begins the free fall. In that moment the outfitter’s favorite quote pops into my head – “Tell me and I will forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I will understand”. Thunderous walls of big water surround me and instantly I understand I’m involved… Day One The Snake is a big and white river whose course through a mile deep canyon marks the boundary between Oregon and...

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