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 haunting songs with sparse arrangements …
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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 converting a famous blow into …
Hood River Pipeline Trail: A hidden catwalk hike near the Columbia 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.
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Sam Baker’s biggest fans
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.