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Old 03-29-2009, 01:26 AM   #1
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Water Falls, Bridges, 1 Old Train and a little Rain

Katy wanted to ride the the old Columbia River Highway and take some water fall pictures. The plan was to ride down the Washington side, cross back over at The Dalles and take the old highway to the Vista House. She wanted to see the water falls while the spring runoff was still running strong.

This morning, the weather looked iffy, but Katy is determined and we hit the road.

A few miles out of Pendleton




We take the South Cold Springs cutoff




The required "River" shot





Crossing the Umatilla Bridge




Along the river on the Washington side














Stop for a few pictures at Maryhill Museum










The view from Maryhill




Art work? on the grounds of Maryhill




Up to now, we had only had a light amount of rain. Once we leave Maryhill, that would change.




The Dalles Bridge










Just outside of The Dalles, we get on the first section of the old historic highway.















Stop at the old view point













We then stop at the new view point
















Between the viewpoint and where this section ends at Mosier










Once at Mosier, we have to take the freeway for about 25 miles to the exit past Bonneville Dam. There we get on the section of the historic highway with all of the water falls.

You will be able to see the water falls in Part 2 of this report. Hopefully it will be on line by tomorrow evening or Monday at the latest.

Stay tuned
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Old 03-29-2009, 06:05 AM   #2
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Looking forward to those waterfalls.

Thanks for taking the time to share your adventures with us.

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Old 03-29-2009, 10:36 AM   #3
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The Maryhill place looks pretty cool, where is it at?
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Old 03-29-2009, 10:46 AM   #4
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The Maryhill place looks pretty cool, where is it at?
Great report!

Maryhill is just west of the US97/SR14 JCT south of Goldendale WA.
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Old 03-29-2009, 10:52 AM   #5
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The Maryhill place looks pretty cool, where is it at?
Next door to the Stonehenge replica, just a bit west.
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Old 03-29-2009, 11:01 AM   #6
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Great pics. Too much rain for my taste, though.
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Old 03-29-2009, 12:10 PM   #7
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You guys are having just too much fun on your new bikes!!!! Rain-not bad; rain/ice/cold-not good... Maybe someday the "dry-side" will start warming up!!!
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Old 03-30-2009, 05:44 PM   #8
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Great pics. Too much rain for my taste, though.
When we got half way to The Dalles Alan asked If I wanted to go on I told him the weather report said a 40 percent chance of rain so we should soon be headed into 60 percent of fair weather. I have made many trips to Portland since Jan. for union business. It has been driving me crazy missing the falls. So I had to ride and check them out. I have been so busy with union stuff I'm only home every other weekend. I gotta ride when I'm home. Rain or Shine.
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