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.
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.
Barge Traffic On The Columbia From Memaloose State Park
Sternwheeler Columbia Gorge at Cascade Locks
Mt. Hood From Eastern End of the Gorge
Historic Columbia River Highway Entrance
We wouldn't consider a visit to the gorge to be complete withouth a climb up Beacon Rock.
More about Beacon Rock.
Fellow Hikers Pause for Photo Session
Rainbow Picture from Part Way Up
The Dramatic View Downriver
At The Top
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
Somehow we had missed this fashion craze.
More about Utilikilts.
Hammar Man and the Seattle Art Museum
Pike Place Market
Posing With the Pig
Ferry To Far Side of Puget Sound