Tag Archives: Columbia River Gorge

The time I drove across the Cascade Mountains and the ‘Red Headed Stranger’ rode shotgun

I recently made a long, solo drive from Seattle over the Cascade Mountains, and I found a great road trip companion: Willie Nelson’s “Red Headed Stranger.” In Eastern Washington and Oregon on my way to the Columbia River Gorge the … Continue reading

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A Columbia River wind farm

From the roadside, they stand deceptively spindly, stark white rotor blades affixed to hubs teetering atop a troupe of toothpicks dotting a parched moonscape high above the river gorge, aloof and mesmerizing like ballet dancers as they spin cartwheel style … Continue reading

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Hood River Pipeline Trail: A little gem of a catwalk hike hidden away near the Columbia River Gorge

Tucked between the wind-blown Columbia River Gorge and the slopes of the Cascade peaks, there is a lesser-known outdoor experience offering hikers a unique way to view a glacier-fed river making a comeback after decades of being dammed up. The … Continue reading

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A Sam Baker concert somewhere on the planet? My friends Trey and Penny just might be in the audience

No matter where Texas singer-songwriter Sam Baker performs, there’s always a chance two of his biggest fans – Trey Palmer and Penny Edwards – will be in the audience. Trey and Penny live on a lake outside of Gainesville, Fla. They are … Continue reading

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