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Oregon travel

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by begreen, May 25, 2013.

  1. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Got out the VW camper and we buzzed around Western OR this week. It's a beautiful state with a great park system. Here are some cell phone shots. I haven't downloaded the camera shots yet.

    Silver Falls (136ft) IMAG0006.jpg Crater Lake Crater lake.jpg Rogue River IMAG0018_BURST002_COVER.jpg IMAG0071.jpg

    PS: If you double-click on the Silver Falls picture you will see a railing behind the falls. You can walk behind it and feel very small.
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  2. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    I agree it is a beautiful state. Sad that we've only been through your state one time but we hope to return one of these days.
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    billb3 Minister of Fire

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    I ended up in Astoria a week ago hoping to make it down to Tillamook but didn't make it. Got a late start and out of time.
    Did get as far as Smuggler's Cove . It was raining kinda hard at times though.
  4. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Yes, it rained on an off hard at times from Reedsport to Lincoln City for a couple days. We ended up staying in a yurt one night at Umpqua lighthouse. Fortunately by the time we made Cannon Beach it started clearing up and getting sunny.

    We stopped in Astoria to visit the Columbia River Maritime museum. It is an impressive and well done history of the Columbia, even if through white guys eyes. Most impressive was the info and videos on the rescue operations at the Columbia bar. It is considered one of the most hazardous navigation obstacles in the world. The rescue center performs 400-600 rescues a year here. My son exclaimed "I had no idea the Columbia Bar was so bad ass.". It certainly deserves that title.

    http://www.crmm.org/
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  5. ScotO

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    Beautiful pics, BG. I am a waterfall junkie.....anyone ever jumped off of that big boy?? I was jumping at Eagle Cliff Falls in NY State last summer from around halfway up, but didn't go to the top as the water was very low and in the even that the jump didn't kill me, my wife would have......

    http://www.gowaterfalling.com/waterfalls/eaglesnest.shtml
  6. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    I don't think anyone has, at that height it would probably be suicide. Here is the upper north falls in the same park at 67ft.
    IMG_1533web.jpg and some other roadside attractions like this tour bus. IMAG0017_web.jpg Umpqua River IMG_1547web.jpg

    Retired Columbia Rescue boat whose craft and crew have saved a lot of lives. IMG_1574web.jpg And the replacement boat: 47ftmlbmedium.jpg

    Here are some shots of the Columbia Bar shot off the museum video by someone.
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