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Old 03-29-2009, 12:26 AM   #1
650x OP
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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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