May 8 , 2011

 

Moving Northwest - Through the Gorge and North to Seattle

It's time to think about getting north to British Columbia, so we worked our way west through the Columbia Gorge and up to Seattle.

 

Columbia Gorge

The Columbia River passes through the Cascade Mountains on it's way to the ocean just east of Portland. It's a transportation corridor for highways, railways, and river traffic - but it's also a recreation hot spot.

More about the Columbia Gorge.

Tugboat

Barge Traffic On The Columbia From Memaloose State Park

 

Sternwheeler Columbia

Sternwheeler Columbia Gorge at Cascade Locks

 

Mt Hood

Mt. Hood From Eastern End of the Gorge

 

Kite Boarder

Kiteboarder

 

Historic Columbia River Highway Entrance

 

Horsetail Falls

Horsetail Falls

 

Multnomah Falls

Multnomah Falls

 

Beacon Rock

We wouldn't consider a visit to the gorge to be complete withouth a climb up Beacon Rock.

More about Beacon Rock.

Beacon Rock

Beacon Rock

 

Trail to the Top

The Trail

 

Terri Climbing

Terri Climbing

 

Photo Session

Fellow Hikers Pause for Photo Session

 

Rainbow Picture

Rainbow Picture from Part Way Up

 

View Downriver

The Dramatic View Downriver

 

At the top

At The Top

 

Seattle

We visited Seattle's Pioneer Square, Pike Place Market, and Waterfront - always a pleasant way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

More about Pioneer Square.

More about Pike Place Market.

More about the Seattle Waterfront.

Pioneer Square Totem

Pioneer Square Totem

 

Chief Seattle

Chief Seattle

 

Utilikilt Store

Utilikilt Store

Somehow we had missed this fashion craze.

More about Utilikilts.

 

Hammar Man

Hammar Man and the Seattle Art Museum

 

Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market

 

Busker

Busker

 

Posing With the Pig

Posing With the Pig

 

Seafood

Seafood

 

Shopping

Shopping

 

Street Band

Street Band

 

Waterfront Park

Waterfront Park

 

Ferry

Ferry To Far Side of Puget Sound

 

 

 


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